Wednesday, 15 June, 2016
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
This event is now fully booked.
A private visit to Goddards has been arranged by kind permission of the owners, the Lutyens Trust. Goddards was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1898-1900 and built as a “Home of Rest to which ladies of slender means might repair for a holiday” for Sir Frederick Mirrielees, a wealthy business man who became head of Currie & Co, merchant bankers. It was later extended by Lutyens in 1910 when converted into a family home. It is Lutyens’s first symmetrical Arts and Crafts house, notable in particular for his subtle handling of materials and colours.
The gardens were designed by Lutyens’s friend and collaborator, Gertrude Jekyll and are well preserved and maintained.
A buffet lunch will be served on arrival (for which a vegetarian option is available) to be followed by a guided tour of the house and garden by a member of the Trust. There will also be time to study the extensive collection of Lutyens and Arts and Crafts related books in the Library and to play a game of skittles in the integral skittle alley, a unique feature of this remarkable house. The visit will conclude with tea and cakes.
The cost will be £25 per member which includes a donation to the Lutyens Trust and all catering and other costs. Please note that because of the limitation on numbers this event is only available for members. This event is not suitable for children or dogs.
Booking is essential. This event is limited to 30 people and if you would like to join us would you please complete and return the attached slip to arrive at Warren Farm Barns before Tuesday 7th June 2016.
Please include your e-mail address or a stamped addressed envelope so you may be sent full details , directions and locations for the visit.
For further details and enquiries, contact us at [email protected] or on mobile 07530-949302.