Along the Mole Gap Trail…
The present Pippbrook House in Dorking was designed by the distinguished architect George Gilbert Scott for millionaire William Henry Forman (1794-1869) who wanted an existing 18th Century house turned into a gothic mansion.
Although a number of great houses can be found within the Mole Valley area, Pippbrook House is only one situated in the town of Dorking that has survived reasonably intact. Moreover, with its richly decorated interior and painted ceilings, Pippbrook House is now a Grade II* listed building, a distinction that English Heritage bestows on only a very small proportion of listed properties.
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