Barton Hill

Barton Hill Gregor McSkimming

houseMaster: Barton Hill

Gregor McSkimming

Gregor was raised on the west coast of Scotland before attending St Andrews University, where he competed a BSc in Physics and Mathematics. After teaching at Fettes College, Edinburgh, Gregor moved to Loretto School in Musselburgh, where he was Head of Physics, Head of Science and a Housemaster.

Gregor joined the Marlborough Common Room in 2014 from Spain where, as Director of Residential Life & Programmes, he had established a new boarding campus at Sotogrande International School.

With a love of the countryside, Gregor has previously run both beagling and horse riding at Marlborough. A keen rugby man, he can often be found refereeing College fixtures on a Saturday afternoon.

Gregor is married to Angharad, who grew up in Marlborough and teaches at a local primary school, and they have two sons.


Barton Hill Boarding House

Key Facts

Barton Hill was founded as an all-age house for boys in 1974. Purpose-built accommodation was added onto what was originally the Bursar’s private dwelling, a building which dates from the 1860s and where the Housemaster now lives. It is a three-minute walk from Court.

Location: Bath Road, next to Elmhurst 

Gender: Boys 

Number of pupils: 59 

Twinned with: Elmhurst


Simon Earwicker

Resident House Tutor

Appointed RHT in 2021, Simon teaches English and Form and coaches football. He joined the College after 19 years at Repton School – which included 11 years as a Housemaster.


Mel Duncan


Mel joined the College in 2017 as an Exam Invigilator and after four years as Laundry Manager, joined Barton Hill in January 2023. She manages all aspects of the house during the daytime.