Max Gill Wind Dial at Lutyens’s Nashdom. Courtesy of MacDonaldGill.com

The South Lounge at Pasture Wood House © Francis Frith Collection

Goddards Study Day 2021

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 10:30am-4pm

Event address: Goddards, Abinger Lane, Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6JH

The day will begin at Goddards at 10:30am with coffee, following this guest lecturer Caroline Walker (author of MacDonald Gill: Charting a Life) will discuss Gill’s work as an architect, letterer, mural painter and graphic artist, as well as his connection with other architects of the time and, of course, his work for Sir Edwin Lutyens at Whalton Manor and Lindisfarne to name but two.

After a buffet lunch at Goddards, to be held at 12.15, trustee Paul Waite will present a talk on the work of William Flockhart. Flockhart was the architect of nearby Pasture Wood House (now Beatrice Webb House) which was home to Sir Frederick Mirrielees, who commissioned Goddards.

This will be followed by an excursion to Pasture Wood House (subject to permission), walking the route from Goddards, just as Lutyens must have done.

(Please note that due to government guidelines this event will take place outside and may be subject to short-notice cancellation, although we sincerely hope that this won’t be necessary and full refunds will be issued if this occurs. Please bring suitable outdoor clothes and we ask that everyone wears a mask (unless medically exempt) and adheres to social distancing where possible.)

Tickets are £55 per person.

This event is for members only – join here to book.

Online bookings

Please make your booking online through PayPal using your credit / debit card or PayPal account.

Manual bookings

Alternatively, please send your name, address and email to Rebecca Lilley, Danewood, Denwood Street, Crundale, Canterbury, Kent CT4 7EF, along with a cheque made payable to The Lutyens Trust.

How to get there

By train: the nearest station is Dorking or Dorking Deepdene. From there you can take the 32 Bus from Deepdene Avenue (Stop E) to Friday Street (24min). Taxis are available from Dorking Station.

By car: Turn south off the A25 at Wotton, into Hollow Lane, with a clear sign pointing you to “Leith Hill, Friday Street, Abinger Common”.  The lane is narrow, single-track in places, with steep banks.  After just over 1 mile you will reach a grassy triangle on the right with a well with a Horsham stone roof over the pump. The chimneys and red roofs of Goddards can be seen behind the well.  Indicate right into the sharp turning back but don’t actually turn into the lane – the entrance to the car park is off Hollow Lane on the right at the far end of the road junction and takes you into a yard with outbuildings. Landmark Trust car park signs will indicate where to park.