Adisham Hall

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Adisham Hall
Adisham Bungalow.JPG
Former namesAdisham Hall
Alternative namesSt Benedict's Monastery
General information
Architectural styleTudor and Jacabian
LocationHaputale, Sri Lanka
AddressSt. Benedict's Monastery, Adisham, Haputhale, Sri Lanka
Town or cityHaputale
CountrySri Lanka
Construction started1927
ClientBeneditine Fathers
OwnerCatholic Church in Sri Lanka
LandlordSt. Benedict's Monastery, Haputhale, Sri Lanka
Design and construction
ArchitectR. Booth and F. Webster

Adisham Hall, or Adisham Bungalow is a country house near Haputale, in the Badulla District, Sri Lanka. At present, it houses the Adisham monastery of Saint Benedict. It has a relic (a chip of a bone) of St. Sylvester at the chapel.[1]

The house was built in 1931 by an English aristocrat and planter Sir Thomas Villiers, former Chairman of George Steuart Co, a trading and estate agency based in Colombo. Sir Thomas was a grandson of Lord John Russell and descendant of the Dukes of Bedford. Named after Adisham, it was designed by R. Booth and F. Webster in Tudor and Jacobean style, on 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land. Adisham Hall played host to many prominent personalities of the colony until the retirement of Sir Thomas, after which it was sold to Sedawatte Mills in 1949. In 1961 it was purchased by the Roman Catholic Church and was subsequently converted to a monastery. The house is well preserved along with its period fittings and furniture, and is open to visitors.[2]


  1. ^ "Triple Jubilee year of St. Anthony's shrine, Wahacotte". Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka). Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Priceless antiquity: Adisham Bungalow". Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka). Retrieved 3 August 2015.

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Coordinates: 6°46′19″N 80°55′52″E / 6.772°N 80.931°E / 6.772; 80.931