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Shere Manor House (East Lodge)

Gazetteer No. G0022

Date 1894

Address Upper Street Guildford, Surrey GU5 9JF England


Here Lutyens combines an ability to handle local materials, stone, rough-cast upper storey, tile and oak with many joinery details such as wooden pegging, with a particularly clever and unusual plan for an awkward site. The plan is splayed, with what appears to be a massive chimney at the angle of the splay. In reality the lodge is very small. (Amery et al., 1981, cat no. 53)

Lodge. 1894 by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Snecked sandstone below, colourwashed roughcast above; plain tiled roofs. Compact Y-shaped plan with gabled bay at 45 degrees to street. Two storeys, jettied on first floor over dentilled moulded bressumer and braced post to end right. Shallow relief decoration to gabled bargeboards. Massive triple stack under corbelled top to angle to ranges facing street to left. One four- light leaded first floor casement on dentilled cill and one leaded square bay window to ground floor left. Planked door to right set back and approached up a flight of steps. Right hand return front: deep eaves, dentilled band over ground floor and tall dormer to rear. (Historic England, list entry 1189591)


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.

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