Visit to Charterhouse School

Visit to Charterhouse School, Bargate quarries, and Godalming tour of Bargate buildings.

Kent & Surrey Group Visit

Fully Booked
29/07/2022 - 29/07/2022
Introductory, Leisure Learning
Charterhouse School
United Kingdom

£15.00 per person

Event details

Friday 29 July 2022 at 11.00 am

We have arranged a visit to the buildings and grounds of the school. The Gothic buildings of the main school date from 1872 and were designed by P.C. Hardwick and are built of Bargate, the local building stone that was quarried from the school grounds. We will visit the sites of the quarries.

The Memorial Chapel was built in 1922 to remember those Carthusians who died in the First World War. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and paid for by donation. The chapel is the largest war memorial in the country. It was built by the Charterhouse maintenance department and faced in Bargate that was dug from a quarry opened in the grounds for the purpose. It is an impressive building that mixes Gothic with meticulous Arts and Crafts detail.

We will be shown around by archivist Catherine Smith

After the visit, members can go into Godalming, and we will provide a tour of the Bargate buildings around the town centre.

We will meet by the Thomas Sutton statue in Founders Court. There is parking in the school grounds.

The charge for the event will be £15 per head


Multiple bookings
As long as there is space on the event, we usually allow you to book for both yourself and a guest. When completing the booking form, you will be asked to select the number of people and put in your own details on the first page, then to put in your second person's details on the next page. The event fee shown on each of these pages is for the individual person - you will be shown the total amount due once you get to the summary page.

About the Kent and Surrey Regional Group
The group has run continuously since its foundation in 1994. We aim to hold around 10 to 12 events a year catering for a wide range of interest. Events include visits to buildings undergoing conservation and repair projects to allow members to see conservation in action, buildings and landscapes of historical and architectural interest, and visits to some of south east England’s most significant buildings including behind the scenes tours of Cathedrals, Royal Palaces and major military fortifications.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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