|Hurtmore Farm, Hurtmore, 1907
This picturesque scene of rural Surrey at the beginning of the
twentieth century is only slightly different from the view
today. The road is a little wider, and tarmacadamed, but
the bend to the right is still as sharp. These days a hedge
provides privacy for the Bargate stone cottages on the right,
now one house, and the farm building immediately behind
the horses and cart has gone. However, it looks as if what
is now a boundary wall was part of this building. Hurtmore
Farm itself, which is mostly 16th century and 17th century,
is now a Grade II listed building.
In 1895 a large local estate was split up and sold at an
auction at the Godalming's King's Arms Hotel; Hurtmore
Farm was part of the sale. The
farm was described as:
"Lot 1. Hurtmore Farm House and Buildings,
with 21 acres of land ; one of the picturesque old Surrey
farmhouses, with old oak staircase to first floor, and with
walled kitchen garden and orchard adjoining the house ; capable
of being converted, as a very moderate cost, into a very
Not long after the picture was taken, in 1913, the
farmer of Upper Eashing and Hurtmore Farm was Edgar Sparkes
Peachey, who lived at Eashing Farm.
"Hurtmore Farm, Godalming", published by F.
Frith & Co. Ltd., Reigate, No. 57607. Posted 22 Apr 1909
in Eashing and sent to Miss Day in Wendover. Personal message
only. Card dates from 1907.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by
and © Ann Andrews. Researched by Ann Andrews. Intended for personal
 "The Morning Post",
May 24, 1895. "Messrs. Horne, Son, and Eversfield are
instructed to sell, by auction, on Wednesday June 26, at
the King's Arms Hotel in 6 lots a freehold estate of 156
acres". It was described as well wooded. Other lots
included The Squirrel pub and cottages and 15 and a further
12 acres of Priors Wood, described as "Building Estate".
 "Kelly's Directory of Surrey",