A new building designed by Philip Jebb
Government House is a completely new building, designed by Philip Jebb. On an island where shelter is at a premium, it is strange that no building occupied this position at the head of the Millcombe Valley before. The answer may lie in its proximity to Millcombe House, family home of the Heavens, who would not have wished to be over-looked. A more fragrant possibility is that the main drain and sewer from the Farmhouse formerly ran through the site, and were sometimes known to leak.
The house is mainly built of dressed granite re-used from the demolished additions of the old Manor Farm Hotel. For reasons both of shelter and good manners it has only a single storey. Its name reflects the fact that it was intended to house the island agent, but John Puddy, who was appointed agent the year it was completed, preferred to stay where he was living already, as engineer, so it was made available for visitors instead. The work was carried out in 1982 by Ernest Ireland Construction Ltd of Bath.
For a short history of Lundy please click here.
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