|Frith Hill from Peperharow Road
The photographer was standing just past the bottom of Dean Road
to take this early twentieth century view of the eastern
end of Peperharow Road, looking towards where the road bends
round the corner and joins Charterhouse Road. The only people
to be seen are three young children, one of whom is picking
something up, and two teenage boys. It was possibly early
spring as many of the deciduous trees are without leaves,
whilst smoke is rising from most of the chimneys.
Dean Lodge was the large house on the bend in the centre of
the picture. Flats are on the site today but the row of eight
houses behind it on Charterhouse Road still remain.
The cliff-side of Frith Hill Road, then Hindhead Road, can
be seen on the hillside and on top of the hill is a large
house which must have enjoyed wonderful views of Godalming.
The thirteen roomed property was called Thorwald and was for
some years the home of Colonel George Conrad Sartorius C.B.
and his second wife Ernestine Isabella (nee Ross).
Following his death on 2 November 1912, The Times published
details of his Will and described him as" late
of the Indian Army [and] who served in the Afghan War and in
the Burma Expedition".
He enjoyed shooting game in both African and India and apparently
took the life of the biggest bison ever shot!
house can be seen on other images, such as Godalming,
from Charterhouse, 1903
"Frith Hill Godalming from Peperharow
Road". Published by S.
G. Eaton, Stationer, Godalming and posted on 9 Nov 190
in Godalming. Message, but not relevant to view
Postcard in the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews.
Researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.
 1911 census of England and Wales,
TNA. Although they were in Godalming in 1905 it has not been
possible to trace the family in other census returns. Mrs.
Sartorius, by then aged 64, was at home in 1911 and living
with three female servants but her husband does not appear
to have been in the country. He was listed as one of the Indian
Staff Corps transferred to the Unemployed Supernumary List
(London Gazette, 30 April 1897) when he retired.
 "The Times", 1
Jan 1913. His widow was to live until 1927.
 This from "Who
Was Who", A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury
Publishing plc, 1920-2014; online edn, Oxford University Press,
2014 ; online edn, April 2014. Col. Sartorius was born on 2
April 1840, a son of Sir George Rose Sartorius, GCB Admiral
of the Fleet (announcement of this promotion 2 Jul 1869, London