1918 Charterhouse School and Whiteley Village

Friday 05 July 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price for single attendee: £0.00

Led by Paul Waite. Charterhouse School was founded in the seventeenth century and was originally situated near Smithfield in London. In the nineteenth century the Governors agreed to move the School from London. They purchased 68 acres of the Deanery Farm Estate, just outside Godalming. The School arrived there in June 1872. It was designed by Philip Charles Hardwick. We will see the Hall (1884/5 by Sir Arthur Blomfield); the central tower; the cloisters; the Science block; the Venetian well-head; and the Memorial Chapel. of the commercial trades. In the afternoon we will visit Whiteley Village, built for retired commercial tradesmen. The masterplan was designed by Frank Atkinson with DH Burnham and Frank Swales. Walter Cave, was employed as consultant architect. Atkinson’s octagonal plan comprised eight blocks of land converging on an open circus. As well as Atkinson and Cave, the houses were designed by Sir Ernest George, Sir Reginald Blomfield, Mervin Macartney, Sir Aston Webb and Sir Ernest Newton. In 1915 Walter Tapper was appointed to design the village church and Inigo Triggs designed the landscaping. Meet at Guildford railway station not Guildford London Road station (the 08.39 train from London Waterloo arrives at 09.51 but check). The day ends at Weybridge railway station. £60. Booking required.*



Event code: 1918

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