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Summers (formerly Summer Farm)

Gazetteer No. G0119

Date 1902

Address The Street Guildford, Surrey GU4 7SY England


House. Cl7 cottage extended to left in 1902 by Lutyens and to right by Troup in c1920. Timber framed core, clad in red and blue brick below tile hung above; plain tiled roofs with tile hung gables, hipped to left end. T shaped plan with T shaped extensions projecting to left end, all at right angles to street. Two storeys with plat band over ground floor. Ridge stack to centre of cross wing, corbelled end stack to left and further stacks to rear. Leaded casement fenestration, 3 windows on the first floor, 3 windows below, alternating with two large buttresses to left. Door to left under weatherboarded link to extensions. Extensions to left: 1902 Music Room – 4 arched windows, leaded, on front, 2 on return front under gauged brick heads. Central casement doors under gauged brick head. The garden was land- scaped in the early C20 by G. Jekyll. (Nairn and Pevsner, 1971, p.507)

SUMMERS (originally Summer Farm), C17, cosily tile-hung on one side, C18 brick on the other. Multiple additions nicely done without obvious mannerisms: a tall brick music room, Neo-Georgian of 1902 by Lutyens (but the interior is not his) and a long tile-hung service wing of c. 1920 by Troup. Windows in round-headed arches with brick aprons. Lutyens garden with a timber cloister cleverly created out of the framework of an old cow byre; SUMMERS COTTAGE is also his. Weatherboarded BARN nearby nicely repaired. (O’Brien et al., 2022, p.711)


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

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

Also Cited In

A LESSER COUNTRY HOUSE OF THE XVITH CENTURY: SUMMER FARM, WEST CLANDON, REMODELLED BY MR. E. L. LUTYENS. 1916. Country Life (Archive : 1901 – 2005), 39(1009), pp. 2-2, 4, 6.

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Arthur Wood