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The Corner

Gazetteer No. G0003

Date 1888

Address Dye House Road Godalming, Surrey GU8 6QD England


The Corner was Lutyens’s first independent executed work. It was formerly the village shop and a pair of cottages; Lutyens kept the front, including the shop interior, and added a large tile-hung wing at the back, very similar to George’s design of 1888 for a cottage at Harpenden and exhibited that year at the Royal Academy. (Amery et al., 1981 cat no. 44)

Facing the green’s N side, THE CORNER is a row of cottages converted into a single house by Lutyens in 1888 (his first commission, when only nineteen), extended in 1890 with a big double-gabled tile-hung wing at the back l. for a drawing room with inglenook. Further additions c. 1895 for a wing r. of the porch and another rear r. (O’Brien et al., 2022, p.682)


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.

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

Also Cited In

Richardson, M. (1994) Sketches by Edwin Lutyens: Drawings from the Collection of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA Drawings Monographs No. 1). London: Wiley.

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

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Edmund Gray