West Surrey Architecture book cover

West Surrey Architecture: 1840-2000, Christopher Budgen

West Surrey contains many fine buildings from all historical periods but it is particularly rich in examples of Victorian and twentieth century architecture. The proximity of London and a burgeoning middle class encouraged some of the country’s greatest architects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to ply their trade in the rural lanes of West Surrey. While most of these buildings are still extant, their presence is little known. This new work by Christopher Budgen in association with The Farnharn Society, The Haslemere Society and The Godalming Trust highlights this superb, and largely unknown, collection of buildings and charts the lives of their designers in an attempt to enrich our understanding of West Surrey’s history. The societies’ research has been transformed into a profusely illustrated book which includes an appendix containing details of over 500 buildings.