TQ1749 : Pippbrook House

taken 11 months ago, near to Dorking, Surrey, Great Britain

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Pippbrook House
Pippbrook House
Built in 1856 for William Henry Forman, millionaire owner of the Penydarren ironworks at Merthyr Tydfil, to replace an earlier house on the site. It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in Victorian Gothic style.

From 1891 to 1928 it was owned by the Aggs banking family, although towards the end of their ownership it fell into disrepair, before being sold to a John Alexander Lloyd in 1928 with the aim of demolishing the house, so that the site could be redeveloped. However it was subsequently rescued by Dorking Urban District Council who used it for council offices from 1931 until moving to their new premises on Reigate Road in 1984. From 1985 until the end of 2011 it was leased to Surrey County Council for use as Dorking's public library.

Grade II* listed, particularly for its interior features - see LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 12 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Person (from Tags)
George Gilbert Scott 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 170 499 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.1825N 0:19.5208W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 170 498
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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