RICH IN HISTORY
The original house, known from the outset as Hare Hall, was surrounded by countryside in the 18th and 19th centuries. It has continued to influence the immediate area up to the present day. During World War I, Hare Hall was requisitioned and soldiers were billeted at the main house. Most noticeably the best known WW1 poet Wilfred Owen passed through Hare Hall with the Artists Rifles. After the War the Castellan family began building residential developments on parts of the estate before putting the whole estate up for sale. The house and immediately surrounding grounds were bought for a new boys’ school (later named The Royal Liberty School) and the rest of the former estate was built on. The Royal Liberty School was founded in 1921 and the three additional wings which are included within the listing were built to the south of Hare Hall at the end of the 1920s. Later satellite teaching blocks were added during the 1960s and are those which are used by the school today.