Chennai Five Star Hotels Chennai Four Star HotelsChennai Three Star HotelsChennai Two Star HotelsChennai One Star HotelsChennai Budget Hotels
hotels in chennai,chennai hotels
KapaleswaraFort St. GeorgeZoological ParkKanchipuramDoveton HouseRahaat Plaza Spencer PlazaValluvar KottamGovernment MuseumMarina BeachGuindy National Park & Snake Park
Asiana Hotel
Rain tree
Ambica Empire
Aadithya Hotel
Ambassador Pallava
Benzz Park Tulip
Beverly HotelBreeze HotelBuena VistaChola Sheraton
Radisson Hotel
Radha Regent
Ramada Raj Park
Dee Cee Manor
Fisherman's CoveGrand OrientGRT GrandHotel Abu PalaceHotel ArunachalaHotel Goutham ManorHotel Kanchi Hotel MallikaHotel MarisHotel MarsHotel Maurya InternationalHotel MGM GrandHotel Nirmala DakshinHotel Palm groveHotel Peninsula Park ShertonHotel PresidentHotel RanjithHotel ShelterHotel Taj ConnemaraHotel Taj CoromandalLe Royal MeridianLiberty Park Hotel
The Trident
Hotel Sree Krishna
Hotel Vaigai
Udipi Home
Tourist Home
Hotel Residency
Hotel Sindoori
The Savera
Quality Inn Sabari
The Residency Towers
Hotel Quality Inn
Picnic Hotel
Hotel Pandian
Nilgiri's Nest Hotel
Victoria Hotel
Nellore Meals Lodge Hotel
Hotel Maurya International
L.R. Swami Hotels
Hotel Kanchi
Sheraton Chola Hotel
Ashok Residency
Hotel Arunachala
The Aruna Hotel
Ampa Crystal Inn
New Woodlands Hotel
Sudha Inn Hotel
Doveton House
The building that houses the Principal, Registrar and Bursar's office is celebrating its 200th year this year. The Doveton House was constructed in the year 1798 - the period when Wordsworth and Coleridge published their "Lyrical Ballads". A renowned architect Benjamin Roebeck, who built the house in the fashion of the day, built Doveton House. The colonial pillars in the front and the half moon steps at the back of the house resemble another famous building of the same period - the White House. It mainly served as a residential place for the English officers. The building was called after Lt. General John Doveton acquired it in the year 1837 (he arrived in Madras in 1783 and died in 1847). Lt. General Doveton was the soldier-in-charge for looking after Tippu Sultan's sons when Cornwallis held them as hostages in Madras.

Doveton House seems to have served as a place for keeping prisoners in custody. For, before Lt. General Doveton, Gaekwad of Baroda was kept here for trying to kill a British resident in his state. Many famous people continued to live, but the name Doveton House stuck on. The last person to live here was Sir Ralph Benson, a Madras High Court Judge, who left Madras in 1913. It was then in 1916 that the Women's Christian College moved into Doveton House, a 20-acre campus. It was quite famous in those days with parties being held often. The most admired was the "placid and silvery Cooum".
  Powered by shyamnet
hotels in chennai,chennai hotels hotels in chennai,chennai hotels