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Where is This? No.189

Published on: 16 Dec, 2015
Updated on: 17 Dec, 2015

By David Rose

A good number of replies to last week’s puzzlers and all correct!

The vintage picture showed the former Surrey Advertiser’s offices in Martyr Road in 1964 when the newspaper celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Still family owned back then and local through and through!

The quirky picture featured a cow that stands on a falt roof of the George Abbot pub at the foot of the High Street.

Click here for last week’s post and to see all the replies and comments at the foot of it.

This week’s are a bit harder…. You can also click on them to enlarge the images for a better view.

What were these buildings used for with the cathedral in the background?

What were these buildings used for with the cathedral in the background?

Here’s the vintage picture and in view is of course Guildford Cathedral. But what were these sheds / outbuildings once a part of?

As a clue, its the Guildford Park area.

It was taken by the late Dave Salmon and is now part of the Geoff Burch collection, who is the custodian of Dave’s huge picture archive.

Where is this and what is the feature set in the wall?

Where is this and what is the feature set in the wall?

The quirky picture features a kind of arched feature within a stone wall (mostly clunch chalk). What is it?

As a clue, it’s near a very historic arch!

If you know the answers to this week’s mysteries and can perhaps add some extra facts, please leave a reply in the box below; and remember, our policy is to publish full names.

The replies will be published at about the same time next week along with two more mystery images.

Also, the second Were You There? post has now been publiched. Click here to view.

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Responses to Where is This? No.189

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    December 16, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    These are buildings of rather a smelly pig farm that was once in Ridgmount.

    There is now a housing development on the site known as Scholars’ Walk.

  2. Jennie Antliff Reply

    December 17, 2015 at 7:19 am

    I think the “sheds” may be on Ridgemount in Guildford Park which were used as garages.

    I used to live in The Oval and my father rented a garage on Ridgemount.

  3. Dave Middleton Reply

    December 17, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Ridgemount, up by the cathedral, looking west with the “barns” on the north side of the road.

    The house in the background is number 6 Cathedral Close. No idea what the barn type buildings were used for, although they look a bit like some kind of garaging.

    The quirky picture looks like it’s part of the castle walls, but I don’t know for sure.

  4. Ian Plowman Reply

    December 17, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Photo is off Ridgemount / Cathedral Close either farm buildings or to do with the brick works which used to be where Guildford Park Avenue is now located.

    Arch is near Castle Hill.

  5. Chris Townsend Reply

    December 21, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    The vintage picture is of the top of Ridgemount, the buildings on the north side belonging to Guildford Park Farm, all since demolished, and the site now occupied by Scholars Walk.

    The angel on the Cathedral tower shows that the date is 1963 or later.

    I do hope there are more photos of the farm. I know the Surrey History Centre holds some, including records of a listed barn.

    The cathedral looked so impressive when it stood alone on Stag Hill surrounded by green fields with cows grazing, before the gradual encroachment of the university and other buildings.

  6. Margaret Cole Reply

    December 22, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    The first picture I believe is the top of Ridgemount off of Madrid Road.

    It used to be a farm where a pathway led to Yorkie’s Bridge in Walnut tree Close, a shortcut to Woodbridge Road for all the Guildford Parkites.

    Not too sure of the second one, but will have a go and say Guildford Castle Grounds on the walls of the old castle.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone and a big thanks for entertaining us all year.

  7. Ray Springer Reply

    December 23, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I think the sheds might have been part of the brick works that were close to here, although I can’t remember them.

    The quirky picture must be part of Guildford Castle, but not sure what the arched feature was about.

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