Daviesites is a loving and sharing house; the people of the House are always willing to help others when their support is needed, they are kind and helpful and they are ready to fight for Daviesites in any sort of competition (from water polo to chess) no matter what. In addition to all that, Daviesites seems to be one big family. When I look at other Houses I feel none of them can quite match us for family spirit. It makes me feel proud to be a Daviesite.
Year 11 Pupil
The House was named after its founding Housemaster, the Revd Gerald Davies. The original Daviesites was located in Farncombe, opening in May 1874 with just six boys, but it moved in 1875 to a building on the highest point of Frith Hill, overlooking Girdlestoneites.
During its first hundred years, Daviesites grew substantially. In November 1973, with Mr G D Stagg as Housemaster, Daviesites was the first House to move into one of the seven ‘New Houses’ designed by Richard Gilbert Scott, the son of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, architect of the Memorial Chapel.
The accommodation allows nearly every boy to have his own study-bedroom throughout his time at Charterhouse. Daviesites has a superb location; furthest of any House from the main road and closest to the theatre, playing fields and sports centre. Study bedrooms enjoy wonderful views over the School grounds and the main common room opens out directly onto the playing fields.