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Stables, Little Tangley

Gazetteer No. G0004

Date 1890

Address Little Tangley Guildford, Surrey GU5 0PW England


NNE of the United Reformed church is LITTLE TANGLEY. The house (now flatted) has a late C17 brick centre, with cross-windows. Gabled additions N and S c.1864 for William Seth-Smith, father of the architect. These have bay windows with slightly outré details. The former STABLES AND COACHHOUSE, N of the house, are one of Lutyens’s first works: 1890 for Cowley Lambert J. P. Pretty half-timber and tile-hanging, with a dovecote, but also Doric columns and modillion pediment with close studding. At the same time, Lutyens added the house’s porch and staircase, and in 1898–9 he doubled the wings to match. At the S end, double-diamond chimney and a pretty inlaid-tile loggia, since infilled. The rear NE service wing with sloping roof and two big chimneys was his final contribution in 1911. Amusing N-side entrance with three canopies on iron hooks. – GARDEN. Fragments of a Jekyll layout, c. 1908–21. (O’Brien et al., 2022, p.769)


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

Also Cited In

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.

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

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Cowley Lambert