Thursday, 9 December 2010

Fydell House

Fydell House was built around 1720 for a Mr. Samuel Jackson.
In 1726 it was bought by Mr Joseph Fydell who was an importer of cloth into Boston.

The house passed on to his brother-in -law who was a wine merchant then in 1744 was left to a cousin's son Richard Fydell and his son Thomas.
The house stayed in the ownership of the Fydell family until 1868.

It was purchased by the Boston Preservation Trust who worked to restore it and open it to the people of Boston. In 1945 Nottingham University became tenants and used the House as an Adult Education Centre until 2003. Upon their leaving a Limited Company was formed in order to keep the House open to the Public. Rooms are let out to a variety of local and national groups and the largest room is registered for marriage ceremonies.


  1. There have been discussions amongst the Trust to sell off the building against the provisions of the original agreement....the Trust seems unable to make best use of this historic house and is often riven with pettyarguments and should be back in public ownership.......

  2. Firstly, it never was in public ownership.
    Secondly, when a public body was in there (the university), they nailed contiboard onto period panels and painted the walls with a non-porous oil based paint, which has since bonded with the lime render and cracked some of the walls open.
    The current occupiers (Fydell House Centre a Charitable Company) have a regeneration plan and are seeing it through and encourage all to visit and have a look around, especially in the summer and later on in the year at our WWI commemoration.