Saturday 28th July 2018 – DBRG Building Study Visit

2.00pm for prompt start at 2.15pm

The Old Vicarage, Vicarage Lane, Farnham GU9 7PR

Members Only. Places limited to 20. Booking 10th-18th July 2018. Please contact Carol Coyne by email or phone 01932 226374.

Cost: £2 which includes tea/coffee/biscuits

Mr & Mrs James have kindly opened their home to DBRG members.

The Old Vicarage is one of the outstanding timber-framed buildings of Surrey. It was built by the Archdeacon of Surrey in 1418 to act as a type of church hall for meetings. It is also the earliest Farnham building dated by the Dendrochronology Project. It stands next to St. Andrews Church, near the centre of Farnham. It is now of six bays, with a one-bay, two-storey rear wing facing the church. The four eastern bays of the main range appear to be the first-build, and would have made an L-shape with the rear wing. It had a 'grand chamber' on the first floor, occupying three bays. This is now divided, but there is some fine remaining timbering to see. This is also true of the roof space, accessible by a staircase. It seems clear that the main purpose of the building was for official purposes and entertainment, rather than domestic. Brigid Fice (DBRG Recording Secretary) has just completed research into this fine building, which will help our deliberations.

Directions: The Old Vicarage, Vicarage Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PR. (NGR SU 838466.) The house is immediately to the south of St Andrews Church, close to the south-western corner of Farnham's little inner ring road. (This is one-way, and goes clockwise.)

Parking: There is no parking at the house. Use the well signposted Waggon Yard car park (pay-and-display) Postcode GU9 7PS. On leaving the car park, turn left along Lower Church Street, and then left again along the very narrow Vicarage Lane, The Old Vicarage is on the right.

Saturday 3 November 2018 – Annual Lecture

Venue: East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley KT24 6QT

2.00pm for prompt 2.30pm start.

No need to book. Non-members welcomed.
£1.50 for members, £3.00 for non-members, which includes tea/coffee/cake after the lecture

Nathalie Cohen will be giving a talk on Knole House, Seven Oaks, Kent

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