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Joy of Cranleigh – Buildings With a Story – July 2020

Joy of Cranleigh – Buildings  With a Story – July 2020

Nanhurst about 1990 (courtesy of Pam Leeke) Nanhurst is the large, red-brick mansion next to the public rubbish dump at the far end of Elmbridge Road. Built in 1891, it was a very substantial house, with fifteen principal bedrooms and dressing rooms, and twelve servants’ bedrooms, its own electric light, stabling ...

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Joy of Cranleigh – Buildings With a Story – June 2020

Joy of Cranleigh – Buildings  With a Story – June 2020

Cobbler’s hut under the tree, facing the Cricket Ground and a stone’s throw from the windmill, in 1908 Cranleigh’s beautiful common is surrounded by buildings of every century from the sixteenth to the twenty-first. Buildings from earlier centuries, being made of wood, have decayed and been replaced. This is the ...

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Joy of Cranleigh – Buildings With a Story – May 2020

Joy of Cranleigh – Buildings  With a Story – May 2020

Village Hall and Rowlands Corner, 1904, with the Brewery on the right Modern Cranleigh owes a great deal to Stephen Rowland. Among his many projects to modernise Cranleigh, in 1891 he built a Village Hall in Ewhurst Road, adjacent to his home, Yew Tree House, and the area became known as Rowland’s Corner. The ...

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Joy of Cranleigh – Buildings With a Story – March 2020

Joy of Cranleigh – Buildings  With a Story – March 2020

A postcard of the Lady Peek Institute, post-marked 1904, courtesy of Mrs Vera Wilkinson The Gentleman's Club Sir Henry William Peek, Bart, a wealthy importer of tea and spices, and MP for Mid-Surrey, founded the Lady Peek Institute in 1885 in memory of his wife Margaret Maria, who had died the previous year. He ...

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