97-103 High Street

(The White Hart)


General view in 2008. The frieze windows on the first floor are a particular feature

A postcard shown below gives a date for the current building of 1640. There is no specific evidence for this date, but it looks feasible in view of the general structure.

A public house named The Antelope is mentioned on this site in 1574.

The inn was built by Edward, 1st Viscount Wimbledon (1572-1638) an English military man, naval commander and politician. He was Lord Lieutenant of Surrey 1627-1638 and Governor of Portsmouth 1630-1638

By the mid-17th century the name had changed to The White Hart, and it remained that until its closure in 1932



Going back in time

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Image: Godalming Corporation 1937 Album p34e 



The White Hart building and Griggs (97-103 and 105 High Street) in the 1930s


image:  Old Cottage and Domestic architecture in South-West Surrey p74 



Nos 97-103 and 105 High Street in the 1880s


image: Godalming Museum, ref B980.794



This sketch  from 1818 shows the Pepperpot soon after its construction

On the left is The White Hart Inn (nos 97-103 High Street)

The building on the extreme right was destroyed by fire in 1879




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