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Gazetteer No. G0027

Date 1894

Address Highfield Lane Guildford, Surrey GU3 1BB England


House. 1894 by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Red brick below, roughcast above on entrance front, tile hung on return and rear elevations; plain tiled roofs. Irregular plan roughly T shaped with entrance court to front. Tall stacks to ridges of gables. Double gabled range to left, two storeys with two leaded casement windows on first floor. Pentice catslide to left. Taller range at right angles projecting to right with one leaded casement on each floor, jettied gable end to right. Gabled porch at 45 degrees to right of main wing with window in first floor. Panelled door below behind two Doric columns with marked entasis supporting first floor. Further door to ground floor left under flat hood. (Historic England, list entry 1029634)

LASCOMBE, at the end of Highfield Lane, is an inexpensive Lutyens house of 1894–6, of rough plaster on a brick plinth. Attractive forecourt with the porch coming forward at a diagonal next to a projecting gable and a massive chimney. Well-preserved interior, particularly the staircase, with a ‘landing-room’ diagonally over the porch. All internal details already classical. Pretty lodge. Originally a Jekyll garden; looking W to the heath of Puttenham Common. (O’Brien et al., 2022, p.590)


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.

Historic England.Lascombe House. [Online] Available from:

Also Cited In

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

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Listing Reference

1029634 1294553


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