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Prospect Cottage and Caretaker’s Cottage

Gazetteer No. G0094

Date 1900

Address The Street Godalming, Surrey GU8 6QE England


Former Institute, now Cottage. 1900 by Sir E. Lutyens. Brown brick, whitewashed to centre with plain tiled roofs, half-hipped with gablets to ends and swept out over eaves. Half-H shape plan with end wings projecting and centre recessed behind terrace court. Two storeys to right, one storey to centre and left on terraced plinth. Double stack on roof spur to re-entrant angle on right, side stack to left. Battering buttress to left hand wing with one 4-light cross window, top hinged, to ground floor. One 3-light window on each floor of right hand wing. One 4-light window to right of centre in recessed range and two single light windows, one on each side of stack shaft. Glazed door to left hand re-entrant angle under flat hood. (Historic England, list entry 1260745)

Lutyens’s Village Institute of 1900, now Prospect Cottage, of two wings embracing a raised court with sloping buttresses and gableted roofs. (O’Brien et al., 2022, p.682)


Historic England. Prospect Cottage. [Online] Available from:

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

Also Cited In

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

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Rev Gooch