Field began in 1957 with 54 boys under the guiding eye of Denys Carnill. The House colours were violet and white apparently after the Eastern Counties Hockey Association which second master E.S. Hoare liked. The name and colours were decided via correspondence to Carnill who was still in Australia following his participation in the Melbourne Olympics and subsequent teaching exchange.

In his stead Derek Barker took the helm until Carnill returned. It may have been for this reason that the house did not originally have  a motto until in 1995, Lloyd Allington, the then Housemaster introduced Do Ut Des, ‘I give in order that you may give’ Following the construction of the Beaufort block in 1960, Field House moved into the top floor and has remained there ever since.


Housemasters from 1957 – 2019:
Denys J. Carnill 1957-1972
T.N. Snow 1972-1975
R.C. Padfield 1975-1980
C.M. Kenyon 1984-1992
L.S. Allington 1993-2000
C.J. Townsend 2000-2003
R.C. Boyle 2003-2005
P.S. Montgomery 2005-present