Heritage Open Days 9-18 September 2022 - What will you discover?

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St Peter and St Paul Albury Old Saxon Church

St Peter and St Paul Albury, Old Parish Church, Albury Park, New Road, Albury , Surrey, GU5 9BB

Designed by the renowned Victorian architect Augustus Welby Pugin, it is lavishly decorated, with stained glass, painted walls and ceiling and a…

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Ash Museum

Cemetery Chapel, Ash Church Road, Ash, Surrey, GU12 6LX

Ash Museum is small and friendly and housed in a former chapel which is Grade II listed and has some beautiful stained glass windows. The local…

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Chilworth Village Hall Centenary

Chilworth Village Hall, New Road, Chilworth, Surrey, GU4 8LZ

2022 marks the centenary of Chilworth Village Hall. This rather unusual building is in fact a tin tabernacle, or iron church, which were popular…

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Prior’s Field

Priors Field School Trust Ltd, Priorsfield Road, Hurtmore, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2RH

Prior’s Field was opened as a progressive school for girls in 1902 by Julia Huxley, mother of the biologist Julian Huxley and novelist Aldous…

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Abbot’s Hospital

Abbot's Hospital, High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AJ

Founded in 1619 by George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury and a translator of the King James Bible. There are currently 26 residents. Access to…

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Albury Guided Walk

Old Saxon Church of St Peter and St Paul, Albury Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9BB

Albury village was originally around the original Saxon church in Albury Park. After clearance, the village centred on Weston Street, with a new…

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Albury Organic Vineyard

Albury Vineyard, Shere Road, Albury, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9BW

As a small, boutique, family-run business, Albury offers a relaxed, personal and friendly experience. Visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour around…

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Albury Parish Church

Church Lane, Albury, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9AJ

The present Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Albury was consecrated in 1842 and succeeded the original parish church which has its origins…

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Albury Pigeon House

Pigeon House, Albury Estate Weston Yard, Albury, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9AF

Albury Pigeon House is an unusual eight-sided brick built structure with a pyramidal roof containing four dormer 'porches' each with a pair of…

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Astonishing Inventions Walk

Tunsgate Arch, High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AA

A special walk to celebrate 'Astonishing Inventions', the theme of Heritage Open Days 2022. Our forefathers included many people who were…

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Clandon Park

Clandon Park House, Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RQ

Since a major fire in 2015, specialist research and investigative conservation has revealed more and more about how the house was originally…

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Guildford Castle

Guildford Castle , Castle Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UW

Visit Guildford Castle and head to the top of the Great Tower for a 360-degree panoramic view of the town and the beautiful surrounding…

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Guildford Cathedral Crypt Tour

Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7UP

If you go past the rope barrier and down the stairs, you get a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes. You get to see the original chapel which…

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Guildford Cathedral General Tour

Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7UP

Join one of our passionate tour guides and explore the Cathedral. You will see the tapestries, the kneelers, the windows and other fabrics made…

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Guildford Cathedral Tower Tour

Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7UP

Join our guides as you climb up the tower. You will get views out from a variety of heights as you climb, and from the top you can see the Wembley…

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Guildford House

Guildford Borough Council, Guildford House Gallery, 155 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AJ

Sat 10 Sep 1400 – 1630 open attic: The attic, believed to be the former servants’ quarters in this 17th century building, will be open…

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Guildford Market Walk

Tunsgate Arch High Street Guildford Opposite The Guildhall , High Street, Guildford, Surrey

Guildford has had markets from Saxon days as being one of the main trading centres in Surrey the walk will cover the history of markets from Saxon…

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Guildford Museum

Guildford Museum, 48 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UA

Fri 09 Sep @ 1100: Tour our historic Museum buildings, the oldest part dating back to 1256! (Pre-booking required). Sat 10 Sep @ 1230 & 1430:…

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Guildford Quaker Meeting House (The Religious Society of Friends)

Religious Society of Friends, Friends Meeting House, Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LH

The Meeting House, built in the style of others of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, was erected on land bought from Mr Martyr…

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Guildhall

The Guildhall, 131 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AA

Pay a visit to the Guildhall; a 16th century building of great historic interest. It was formerly a courtroom and council chamber, where the…

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Hatchlands Park

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT

On Sunday 11 September, visit Hatchlands Park house and garden as part of Heritage Open days. Explore the tranquil parkland with its ponds,…

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Holy Trinity Church

High Street , Opposite Abbot’s Hospital , Guildford , Surrey, GU1 3RR

Built 1749-63 by James Horne in Palladian style, replacing a medieval church. Enlarged in 1888 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Fine Renaissance tomb of…

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Medieval Undercroft

The Undercroft, 72 - 74 High Street , Guildford , Surrey, GU1 3HE

The Undercroft is a Grade II* listed building and scheduled ancient monument. This 13th century Undercroft is one of the finest examples in the…

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Norbury Park Farm Cheese co Ltd

Norbury park farm cheese co Ltd , Sherborne farm , Shere road Albury , Guildford , Surrey, GU59BW

Enter the cheese dairy (normally restricted ) to hear how these famous Surrey cheeses have been made over the last 20 years Norbury blue, Dirty…

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Olivo’s Restaurant

53 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UA

The earliest written record of the building dates back to 1745 when it became The Kitt public house. During the following 40 years it was named…

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Open Day at Watts Gallery - Artists’ Village

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ

To celebrate Heritage Open Days, Watts Gallery - Artists' Village will be offering free entry on Saturday 10 September. There will also be tours…

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Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Lower Road, Effingham, Guildford, Surrey, KT24 5AD

The Church was funded by Mr George Pauling, a railway engineer, who made his fortune in South Africa and who lived at The Lodge, Lower Road. His…

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Royal Grammar School Guildford

Royal Grammar School, High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3BB

The Royal Grammar School in Guildford, founded in 1509 by Robert Beckingham, is one of the earliest grammar schools in the country. At the top of…

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Royal Guildford Walk

Tunsgate High Street opposite The GuildHall, Guildford , Surrey

Guildford has royal connections from Saxon King Alfred to our monarch today, Queen Elizabeth II, as you will discover on this walk. This is a…

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Rydes Hill Preparatory School

Rydes Hill Preparatory School, Aldershot Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8BP

Originally a private dwelling, Rydes Hill House was known locally as The Clock House. Converted into a convent school in 1945 by the legendary…

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Shere Museum

Shere Museum, Gomshall Lane, Shere, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9HE

Barnes Wallis, who lived in Effingham, invented the famous bouncing bomb. Shere resident John Vere Hopgood was Guy Gibson's deputy on the night of…

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St Martha-on-the-Hill, Chilworth

St Martha-on-the-Hill, via Halfpenny Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8PZ

This has been a place of worship since before Saxon times. The explosions from the gunpowder works in the Tillingbourne Valley contributed to the…

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St Mary’s Shalford: Try Bell-ringing, Wildflower Meadow Creation, and Church Open

St. Mary the Virgin Church, Church Close, The Street, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8BP

Inside St Mary's Church: We are offering the opportunity to visit the Ringing Room at St Mary's church, Shalford which is normally closed to the…

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St Michael’s Barn Church, Farley Green, Albury

St Michael's Church, Shophouse Lane, Farley Green, Albury, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9EG

The construction of this 19th Century Barn Church gifted to the community and consecrated in 1930, has a brick and ironstone dwarf wall surmounted…

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St Thomas’ Church, Chilworth

122 New Road, Chilworth, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8LU

A chance to view the original reredos which hung above the altar in the sanctuary. Originally intended to be the Greshambury Institute, attached…

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The Church of St Bartholomew - Wanborough

The Church of St Bartholomew, Wanborough, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2JR

St Bartholomew’s Church has a unique, peaceful, prayerful atmosphere. It is in regular use for worship and this weekend we offer it to you as a…

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The County Club

County Club, 158 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3HJ

The Club was originally 3 houses, built early in the 17th Century replacing a 12th Century Inn The County Club was formed in 1882 as a…

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The Great Barn of Wanborough

The Great Barn, Wanborough, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2JR

The 14th Century Great Barn of Wanborough is one of the oldest timber structures in South East England and an impressive and inspiring example of…

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The Guildford Design Awards Exhibition

The Guildhall, 131 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AA

The Guildford Design Awards were established to encourage and recognise; good design in new buildings and external spaces; restoration and…

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The Guildford Institute

Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LH

The Guildford Institute is an independent charity; it has been in its Grade II listed building since 1892 and to this day continues to offer…

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The Guildford Story Walk

Tunsgate Arch, High Street (opposite the Guildhall)., Guildford, Surrey

The Guildford Story is our most popular walk and covers a selection of the most important locations as chosen by your guide. As well as the High…

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The Treadwheel Crane,

The Treadwheel Crane, Town path, Town Wharf, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4EH

Believed to be the last working example of its type in the country. Access to its workings.

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Tours of the historic Gunpowder Mills

West Lodge, Blacksmith Lane, Chilworth, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8NQ

Learn about the rich industrial heritage of this important site involved in the production of gunpowder from 1626 until the site closed in the…

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Victorian School Room

Victorian School Room , 39.5 Castle Street, Guildford , Surrey, GU1 3SX

Visit our recreated Victorian schoolroom set in 1893. The building was originally a chapel, built in for the Calvinistic Independents. In 1876 it…

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Wey River Festival

River Wey & Godalming Navigations, Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RR

The National Trust’s Dapdune Wharf joins the festival circuit for one day in September for the spectacular Wey River Festival. From 1100, you…

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Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UX

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre opened to the public in June 1965 with a star-studded gala, attended by Dirk Bogarde, Susan Hampshire, Vanessa Redgrave,…

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Effingham Methodist Chapel

Effingham Methodist Chapel, Chapel Hill, Effingham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 5NB

The Wesleyan Chapel was built from local flint and bricks in 1854 by Non-Conformists who used to worship on Effingham Common in the…

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Lovelace Mausoleum

St Martin's Church, Ockham Road South, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6RL

The Lovelace Mausoleum is a unique feature of St Martin's Churchyard. It was built by William King-Noel, 1st Earl of Lovelace (1805-1893) who…

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St Lawrence Church, Effingham

St. Lawrence Church, Church Street, Effingham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 5LX

Grade II* listed church, with origins in the 12th century. Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the “bouncing bomb,” was an active parishioner of…

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St. Mary’s Parish Church, West Horsley History & Heritage Afternoon

2 Old St. Mary's Parish Church , Epsom Road , West Horsley , Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6JG

St. Mary's was built in 1030 AD, by Thored, the Danish Thane of the Manor of West Horsley. A north aisle, with fine Norman arches, was added in…

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West Horsley Place

West Horsley Place, Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6AN

This special postcard collection has been recently acquired West Horsley Parish Council. It tells a fascinating story of how the village has…

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Shalford cemetery Chapel The Street Shalford GU4 8BN

The Street, Shalford, Opposite Shalford Infant School, Surrey, GU4 8BN

This hidden gem opened in December 1886 and was in use until the late 1970s since when it had fallen into disrepair. Now listed, extensive…

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Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse

Puttenham Bunkhouse Barn, The Street, Puttenham, Surrey, GU3 1AR

View a typical Surrey barn with its weatherboarding, long steeply sloping tiled roofs known as catslides and waggon porch. Pevsner described the…

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Route of the Lost Canal

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust Information Centre, Adjacent to the Downs Link path off the A281, at the A281 / Trunley Heath Road junction, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey

An out-and-back walk, mostly segregated from motor traffic, beginning and ending at the Wey & Arun Canal Trust's new Information Centre in…

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Guided walk around Ripley village

Ripley Local History Museum, High Street, Ripley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6AF

The walk starts and finishes at the local history museum, which will be open to visit before and after the walk. It is approximately 1.25 miles,…

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St Mary-the-Virgin, Send

St Marys Church, Church Lane, Send, Woking, Surrey, GU23 7JL

The first record of a church in Send appears in William the Conqueror's record "The Domesday Book" compiled in 1085. The present building results…

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