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Wood End

Gazetteer No. G0059

Date 1897

Address Petworth Road Godalming, Surrey GU8 5TR England


½ m. SE down the Petworth road from King Edward’s on the corner of Wormley Lane, WOOD END is a cottage extended by Lutyens, 1894, for Lady Georgina Stewart. Excellently composed, the oversailing upper storey of painted roughcast, on a base of Bargate stone with brick dressings. Snug porch with wicket gate cut into a gabled tower. Windows clipped on to corners. (Big barrel-vaulted living room opening off the staircase halfway up. This, and the entrance hall below have Gothic fireplaces – unusual for Lutyens. In the stair newels an early instance of Lutyens introducing rustication, like the Jacobean stairs at Slyfield House and Shalford Mill House.) (O’Brien et al., 2022, pp.747-749)

House. 1897 by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Bargate stone below, brick dressed, with colourwashed roughcast above; gabled plain tiled roofs. Ranges to rear with brick ground floors and tile hung above. T-shaped plan on a corner site. Two storeys. Massive multiple stack on offset plinth with diagonal shafts above in re-entrant angle to front. Gable end to left, jettied on first floor with one 4-light leaded casement window on first floor, ground floor window wraps around the corner. Two-light first floor window on gable end to right, one first floor window to right of gable and further, between floors window wrapping around corner on pentice roofed extension to end. Door to centre, in re-entrant angle with wing, to rear of porch recess. Large ranges to rear with ridge stacks. Wood framed casement fenestration and square, gabled, bay to street front. Interior: split level. The garden was originally laid out by Gertrude Jekyll. (Nairn and Pevsner, 1971, p.532)


O’Brien, C., Nairn, I. and Cherry, B. (2022) Surrey. Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England. New Haven: Yale University Press. Nairn, I., Pevsner, N. (1971) Surrey (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England). 2nd edn. Yale University Press.

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

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Lady Georgina Stewart