• Prior's Field School, Godalming
  • Prior's Field School, Godalming

Godalming: Priors Field School

Prior's Field School, Priorsfield Road, Godalming, GU7 2RH

Location

Prior's Field School
Priorsfield Road, Godalming
51° 12' 24.66" N, 0° 38' 26.484" W

When Prior's Field School opened on 23 January 1902, it was the fulfilment of a dream for Julia Huxley. Aldous Huxley, the only boy to have been a pupil at his mother's school, is one of the celebrities on the Sgt Peppers Album Cover. Prior's Field, originally called Prior's Garth, was designed by Charles Voysey in the Arts and Crafts style. Many of his original features, such as stylised keyholes and air vents, remain and complement the school's building. The rose garden was laid out in a Gertrude Jekyll inspired design and featured herbaceous borders, dry Bargate stone walls, a dipping pond and rock garden.

Directions

By car

From M25 Junction 10: Exit the motorway at Junction 10 on to the A3 signposted to Guildford. Follow the A3 through Guildford and exit on the B3000 signposted to Godalming. At the roundabout at the end of the slip road, take the second exit, following signs for Charterhouse and Farnham (A31). At the next roundabout at the top of the hill, take the first exit (Priorsfield Road), following signs for Charterhouse and Hurtmore. Prior’s Field is located approximately ½ mile further on the right hand side.

By bus

By train

Godalming station is approximately 40 minutes from Waterloo Station by rail. The station is 5 minutes from the school by taxi.