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A selection of photographs and postcards of a Surrey country town
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Index of Images about Godalming -
on pages of their own, many with local history and biographical information

Please note that
a number of the High Street images have moved and file names have been changed as a result of necessary reorganisation.

Borough Road

} Borough Road, Godalming, 1907
} View of the plate girder bridge on the London to Portsmouth line between Farncombe and Godalming stations.

} Boarden Bridge, Borough Road, Godalming, 1905-6
} Until 1870 this was the only means of crossing the river on the western side of the town.
} Borough Road and Frith Hill, Godalming, 1914
} Rose Lily Little was returning from delivering a sewing machine when a photographer asked her to pose for this picture.

Bridge Road, Bridge Street and the Town Bridge

} The Bridge, Godalming, 1907
} Attractive Edwardian postcards of the Town Bridge and Bridge Road.

} Godalming Bridge & The Bridge, Godalming *New page*
} A late Victorian and two Edwardian postcards of the Town Bridge and The Bridge, home of the Marshall family.

} Godalming Bridge & Congregational Church *Re-written*
} The Congregational Church beside the Town Bridge and the interior of its school room, that was added in 1884.
} Bridge Road, Godalming, 1903
} The Wesleyan Chapel had just been built. And who lived in the houses in 1911.

} Bridge Road - Wesleyan Church*Additions*
} Early 20th century views of the exterior and interior of the church, which opened in 1903.
} Bridge Road - British School. *New*
} Established in 1812, the school was founded on the ideas of Joseph Lancaster and provided primary education for many, who were taught using the monitorial system. The building was altered and improved in 1872.
} Bridge Road - Technical Institute and School of Science and Art. *New*
} Early 20th century view of the institute, which opened in 1896. It was run by Surrey County Council and the local Technical Education Committee, later Godalming Higher Education Committee.
} Bridge Street, 1907 *New*
} The early days of the Borough Hall (Municipal Buildings), with information about nearby buildings.
} Bridge Street, 1950s *New*
} The buildings and their occupants, including the former Brewer's Arms.


} Broadwater House, Godalming, 1853. *New*
} A Victorian mansion beside Broadwater Lake that was built for the Marshall family, who were wealthy merchants. It was later the home of the Price family.


} Godalming, St. John's Church, Busbridge, 1910
} Busbridge Church is of the Early English Gothic style and was consecrated in 1867.

} Crownpits, Brighton Road, Godalming, 1895
} An attractive late nineteenth century view of Crownpits looking downhill towards central Godalming.
Now includes a snow scene, possibly taken in 1900. *New addition*
} Busbridge Hall, Godalming, 1844. *New*
} A steel engraving of Busbridge Hall from an image by Thomas Allom. The hall was then owned by Francis Boyle Shannon Wilder.

} Busbridge Hall, Godalming, 1908 and later
} The Edwardian mansion replaced the earlier building. *New image*


} Godalming, Leroy's Boat House, Catteshall Road

Charterhouse Road and School

} Charterhouse from Frith Hill, 1903

} Charterhouse Bridge and Hindhead Road, Godalming, Surrey, 1900 - 1906

} Charterhouse Road, from Charterhouse Bridge
} Three views taken from the road on the top of Charterhouse Bridge. One image shows the original Hodgsonites.
} Bodeites, a Charterhouse School Boarding House, about 1906.
} It was the only house not to have retained the surname, or part of the surname, of its founder.
This building was demolished in the 1970s.
} Hodgsonites, the First Charterhouse Master's House, about 1906.
} Built on Sandy Lane (Charterhouse Road today), this imposing house was built in 1873/4. The building was demolished in the early 1970s.
} Lockites, a Charterhouse School Boarding House on Charterhouse Road, about 1908.
} Named after Sidney Wills Lock, a mathematics teacher who moved with the school to Godalming from London.
Replaced by Chapel Fields Flats.

} Charterhouse Road (2), looking uphill. Early Twentieth Century
} Three images, including one taken from the junction with Peperharow Road
} Charterhouse Road (3), 1907
} View of part of the road from Frith Hill.

} Charterhouse School, Godalming, 1900-07
} The site chosen by Haig Brown when Charterhouse School moved out of London in 1872.
} More and more land in the surrounding area was bought over the years. Football and cricket were major sports at the school.
} Charterhouse School Armoury, 1915 *New*
} The Armoury had been in two of the school's rooms before it was given its own building.

} Charterhouse School, Founder's Court & Thomas Sutton's Statue *New*
} Thomas Sutton founded the school in Charterhouse Square, London, in 1611.

} War Memorial Chapel, Charterhouse School, 1927 *Additional image*
} Designed by Gilbert Scott, the chapel was built to commemorate the lives of the Charterhouse boys who had died in WW1. Further names were added after WW2, including that of Major-General Orde Charles Wingate.
} War Memorial Chapel and Weekites, Charterhouse School, 1927 *New*
} Weekites, a former boarding house for Charterhouse school pupils on Charterhouse Road, was named after the Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster Charles Hampton Weekes. This building was demolished.
} Charterhouse School, The Statue of William Haig Brown
} William Haig Brown, the Godalming school's first headmaster, was unusually commemorated with a statue in his lifetime to honour of all he had achieved.
} Charterhouse School, Verites Boarding House
} When the school opened in 1872 it was not ready for its boarders. There was a disastrous roof fire here in 1918 and the school's brigade were initially involved in extinguishing the flames.

Church Street and S.S. Peter and Paul Church

} SS. Peter & Paul Parish Church & Church House, 1907 *Additional info and images*
} Information about the church, some of the vicars and the owners of Church House - including a Royal connection.
This page has been re-written (2017) and more added in 2019.

} SS. Peter & Paul Parish Church, 1912 *Additional image*
} A new porch and some anecdotes about the church, including a nineteenth century wedding, suffragettes and striking bellringers.

} SS. Peter & Paul Parish Church, interior.
} Three images of the early to mid twentieth century interior, with some memorials and various restorations, not all of them fit for purpose. However, Sir Gilbert Scott's work in 1879 was carefully done and can be seen in the church today.

} SS. Peter & Paul Church from the River, 1907 *Fourth image*
} The parish church seen from across the Lammas Lands. Plus the story of a church bell in the river.

} Old Houses on Church Street, close to the Pepperpot, 1905 & 1910
} Late 16th and early to mid 17th century buildings. With additional info about the former Corn Meter beerhouse.
} Church Street, Godalming, 1903
} View of Church Street from Cornmeter, looking towards the parish church
} Church Street, Godalming, about 1935
} Looking along Church Street towards the Pepperpot and the High Street in the mid 1930s.
} Church Street Shops and Parish Church, Godalming, early 1940s
} The street over sixty years ago, and a description of the jobs of the residents in 1841.

Croft Road

} Croft Road (formerly Croft Terrace) & St. Edmund's Church, 1908
} The road was developed in a number of stages towards the end of the nineteenth and early into the twentieth centuries

Deanery Road

} Nightingale Cemetery, Deanery Road *New*
} Opened in 1857 because the churchyard was approaching full capacity, there have a number of notable burials here. A few examples of the headstones are provided.


} Eashing Bridge
} Three images of the mediaeval double stone bridge that spans the River Wey. *Rewritten. Third image added*

Electric Light

} Godalming, First Town in the World Illuminated by the Electric Light, 26 September 1881 *New*
} A public and private electricity supply, generated by water power.


} Farncombe Cross, 1903.
} An old forge and lovely timber framed house used to stand where four roads meet. *New*
} Farncombe, Street - early 1900s.
} The butcher's, a drapery, pub and post office/newsagents were all at the heart of village life at the beginning of the twentieth century. *New*

Frith Hill

} Frith Hill, Godalming, 1895
} Frith Hill and River Wey, Godalming, 1907
} Sepia and coloured versions and a recent photo from the same place
} Frith Hill from the Air, 1920s
} Also includes Charterhouse School and some of their original boarding houses.

} Hillside, Frith Hill, Godalming: Hydro, Boy's School and Hotel
} In its about 110 year life time it was all three. The small school produced a surprising number of distinguished people.
The page includes two pre-WW1 views of the school's sports field, which was built on in the late 1970s-early 1980s.
*New images*

} Frith Hill: Hillside Boy's School, 1879 & 1887
} Five unique photograph's from the then headmaster's daughter's personal album. *New*
} Pageites, one of the original Charterhouse School Boarding Houses.
} Opened on Hindhead Road, Frith Hill, by Thomas Ethelbert Page in 1875.*New*

} Robinites, former Charterhouse School Boarding House.
} The first housemaster of this Frith Hill property was George Henry Robinson. He taught music and was the school's organist.
With images from 1906 and 1927. *Additions*
} Hindhead Road and Water Tower
} Opened in 1880 and now converted to a private home.

Godalming, Views of

} Godalming, from Charterhouse, 1903
View of Frith Hill and the town beyond, showing extensive flooding on the Lammas Lands
} View from Holloway Hill, Godalming, 1895
} The Oak Bark Tannery, an extensive leather dressing factory, was decimated by two fires.
} View from Holloway Hill, Godalming (2), 1906 *New*
} A general view across the High Street's rooftops towards Frith Hill and Charterhouse.
} Godalming from New Way, 1907 *New info*
} View from Westbrook and New Way. The view shows Allden's Mill and its mill pond. The page has been re-written.
} Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey : From New Way (2), 1907.*New*
} The industrial area on Mint Street and near to Godalming Station, including the hosiery factory, the Oak Bark Tannery and Allden's Mill and pond.
} General View of Godalming, about 1905

High Street

} Old Town Hall, High Street, Godalming, 1905
} The Pepperpot or Pepperbox, built in 1814 at the junction of the High Street and Church Street, used to be the Town Hall.
} Old Town Hall, Godalming, 1907
} The buildings around the Pepperpot in the Edwardian era.

} The Market House, High Street, 1903-14
} The eastern side of Godalming's Market House with Robertson's drapery, Craddock's printers and Bennett's fishmonger.
Plus the Post Office.
} Godalming, Market House, 1935 *New*
} The White Hart on the High Street was sold on in 1929 and faced the removal of its licence in 1932.
} High Street, Godalming, 1900 - 1922 *New image*
} High Street, Godalming, view from the Pepperpot. Luxford's, later Eastmans, was originally known as Griggs.
} The White Hart, High Street, Godalming, about 1900
} The timber-framed White Hart was an old coaching inn and there was an inn on the site in the sixteenth century
} The White Hart & High Street, Godalming, before 1900
} The original photo was probably taken at the end of the nineteenth century.
} Godalming High Street, 1914 *New*
} One relatively new business and another moving into larger premises on the High Street (near the Pepperpot) in 1914.
} High Street, Godalming: Local Soldiers - Wednesday 5 August 1914 *New*
} Men of the local Territorials were given a warm send off, despite inclement weather, as they marched to the station.
} High Street, Godalming, about 1908
} Showing some of the listed buildings, including the former Edwards Pharmacy.
} High Street, Godalming, 1910.
} From Burgess Stores to the Market Hall, with details of the shops and other properties.
} High Street, Godalming (no date but possibly 1910)
} Seventeenth century building on Godalming High Street
} Godalming High Street, early twentieth century
} Looking broadly west towards the Pepperbox/Pepperpot.

} The King's Arms, High Street, Godalming *New*
} The old coaching inn, with a distinctive red and black brickwork frontage, was visited by Peter the Great of Russia in 1698.
} High Street, Godalming before WW1
} View from the east end showing Gammon Brothers drapery and other stores.

} High Street, Crown Court, 1950s *New*
} Before the Second World War there was no public car park in the town.


} Hurtmore Farm, Hurtmore, 1907


} The Catteshall Coffee Tavern, Farncombe, 1905.
} This late Victorian building was a temperance hotel.
} Meadrow - Railway Hotel, Godalming.
} Built shortly after the first railway line arrived in Godalming. The first building was demolished after a fire in 1933. It eventually became the Wey Inn.

Mill Lane and the Mint

} The Mint and Mill Lane, Godalming
} Mill Lane, Godalming, 1907
} Looking up Mill Lane, taken from the side of Hatch Mill.
} Mill Lane, Fire at Rea and Fisher's Oak Bark Tannery, 7 March 1905.
} A fire destroyed a large part of the Oak Bark tannery in the early hours.
} Mill Lane, Leather Workers and the Smith Family Connection. *New*
} Rare photo of leather workers at the Oak Bark Tannery on Mill Lane.

New Way

} New Way, 1907 *New*
} A rural idyll. SS. Peter and Paul Parish Church is the main focus, viewed from a quiet country lane and framed by trees.

Ockford Road

} Ockford Road, Godalming
} Early twentieth century view.
} Godalming, Ockford Road (2)
} Ockford Road, with its old cottages and the Inn on the Lake Hotel. The former Ockford House has been the home of some interesting and distinguished people.

Peperharow Road & Peperharow Park

} Peperharow Road, Godalming, 1903
} Also shows Charterhouse School's "Old" Sanatorium.
} Peperharow Road, Godalming, from Frith Hill - before WW1
} Frith Hill from Peperharow Road
Early twentieth century view of the eastern end of Peperharow Road and Frith Hill.

} Peperharow House & Park, near Godalming, early 1900s
} Georgian house, with "Capability" Brown park, and home of the Midleton family for over 200 years.
Two images.

Phillips Memorial Cloister

} The Phillips Memorial Cloister. *New*
} Arts and Crafts Memorial to commemorate the selfless determination of the Godalming wireless operator who was on board the Titanic when it sank in 1912 and the bravery of all who were on board. 4 images.


} Poppies in the fields above Binscombe, Godalming, 2010 & 2014.
} A once in a generation wonder.

Pound Lane

} The Old Forge, Pound Lane, Godalming, about 1910 *Additions*
} Featured on thousands of picture postcards, but the lane had its ups and downs.

Priorsfield area

} Prior's Field School, Compton *New*
} Providing education for girls, it was founded by Mrs. Julia Huxley as a place of intellectual opportunity and freedom of thought.


} Railway Station, Godalming, 1905
} An Edwardian postcard of Godalming New Station, opened in 1859.
} Farncombe Railway Station, 1905 *Additions to*
} The station opened in May 1897, replacing Old Godalming Station

Town End Street

} Town End Street, 1910
} Building plots in the Town End Field were first advertised in 1890.

Unstead/Wey Navigation

} Unstead Bridge / Trowers Bridge, 1898 and Today
} Curious 18th century bridge spanning the River Wey. Possibly originally had 5 arches, but there has been no central arch for over a century.
} View from Unstead Lock, about 1909-10


} Westbrook Mills (Pullman's Mill)
} They provided employment in the leather industry for around 300 years.