Saunderites is the ‘senior' House in the School because, until the 1950s, the Headmaster of Charterhouse was also the Housemaster of Saunderites. The present Headmaster still retains part of the House for his study and waiting rooms. One of the original buildings at the heart of the school, Saunderites combines the splendour of the Victorian gothic with a recently-refurbished comfortable and practical interior. The private side was designed by the first headmaster of the Godalming Charterhouse, William Haig Brown, for his wife, nine children and servants, and originally most of the boys slept in long dormitories. These are now gone, and boys are accommodated in either single or twin bedrooms. The house retains its own dining room a short walk across Scholar's Court.