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Cottage at Littleworth Cross (Hethersett)

Gazetteer No. G0005

Date 1889

Address Littleworth Road Farnham, Surrey GU10 1JL England


Originally designed as the gardener’s cottage for Harry Mangles, who lived at Littleworth Cross, a house of 1873 in the Shaw manner, it is now embedded in a later house of c. 1920. Its high chimneys and ornamental half-timberwork are again very like George’s work. Lutyens also designed a fowl house for Mangles and this does still survive, but much altered, in the garden of Littleworth Cross. (Amery et al., 1981, cat no. 46)

On Littleworth Road, outbuildings of lodge etc. Pretty garden gate and walled kitchen garden of 1896, probably by Lutyens, who first met Gertrude Jekyll here in 1889 when he was busy designing SQUIRREL HILL (originally the gardener’s cottage) on the road to the W. Its half-timbered gables with an unbelievably tall chimney survive at one end of a house of c. 1920. In the grounds of Littleworth is a charming rustic weatherboarded FOWL HOUSE, with cupola for pigeons, also probably by Lutyens, although different from his design. (O’Brien et al., 2022, pp.629)


Amery, C., Richardson, M. and Stamp, G. (1981) Lutyens, the Work of the English Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944): Hayward Gallery London, 18 November 1981-31 January 1982. London: Arts Council of Great Britain.

O’Brien, C., Nairn, I. and Cherry, B. (2022) Surrey. Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Also Cited In

Richardson, M. (1994) Sketches by Edwin Lutyens: Drawings from the Collection of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA Drawings Monographs No. 1). London: Wiley.

Nairn, I., Pevsner, N. (1971) Surrey (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England). 2nd edn. Yale University Press.

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Harry A Mangles