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The Andrews Pages Picture Gallery : Godalming, Surrey
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 eorganisation.

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.
} *Second image added*
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 and Congregational Church, Godalming, Surrey *Re-written*
} Three early postcards of Godalming's Town Bridge, with the large riverside property known as "The Bridge" and the Congregational Church
} on the opposite side of Bridge Road.
Bridge Road, Godalming, 1903
The Wesleyan Chapel had just been built. And who lived in the houses in 1911.

} Bridge Road - Wesleyan Church
} Early 20th century views of the exterior and interior of the church, which opened in 1903.
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*New*
} 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. *New*
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, a Charterhouse School Boarding House, about 1906. *New*
The first of the masters houses' to be built on Sandy Lane (Charterhouse Road today), this imposing house was built in 1874. This building was also demolished in the early 1970s.
Lockites, a Charterhouse School Boarding House on Charterhouse Road, about 1908. *New*
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. *Additional info*
} More and more land in the surrounding area was bought over the years. Football and cricket were major sports.
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*

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 *New*
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 - 1904 and 1922.
} Two images, some memorials and various restorations, not all of them fit for purpose

} 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, 1898
} Medieval stone bridge. Now with second image

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.

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 the 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*
Robinites, a Charterhouse School Boarding House on Hindhead Road, 1927 *New*
The first housemaster of this Frith Hill property was George Henry Robinson. He taught music and was the school's organist.
Hindhead Road and Water Tower *New*
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


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. *New*
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

Pound Lane

The Old Forge, Pound Lane, Godalming, about 1910

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 *New*
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) *New*
They provided employment in the leather industry for around 300 years.