Goddards Study Day 2017
Wednesday, 14 June, 2017, 10:15am-4pm
Event address: Goddards, Abinger Lane, Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6JH
The day will begin at Goddards at 10:30am with coffee and a talk by architect Michael Edwards on the restoration of Folly Farm, and his experiences in restoring and adding to Lutyens houses. Michael and his wife Frances run an award-winning partnership which works mainly on listed buildings and landscapes, and encompasses garden and interior design. They have an extensive, unique experience of working on Lutyens’s buildings and many other examples of Arts & Crafts architecture.
After lunch at Goddards, to be held at 12.30, members will be able to visit Forest House – a Grade II-listed, two-storey, 6,825-sq ft redbrick building in an idyllic 10-acre setting, Forest House was originally a Sussex farmhouse to which Lutyens made minor alterations in 1897 and returned to substantially remodel it in 1905. The entrance front is L-shaped with the porch set diagonally, while the garden elevation to the southwest has a clay tile roof that sweeps down to a ground floor loggia on each side (reminiscent of Homewood at Knebworth of 1901). Inside, the double-height entrance hall features two internal Juliet balconies.
Participants will need to make their own travel arrangements between Goddards and other Lutyens buildings. Some spaces will be available in staff cars, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets — which include lunch and a £10 voluntary Gift Aid donation — are £45.
This event is for members only – join here to book.