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Where Is This? No.286

Published on: 4 Mar, 2018
Updated on: 4 Mar, 2018

By David Rose

The building pictured in the previous post was Ye Olde Malt House, and was situated in the Street, Shalford, nearly opposite the Seahorse pub.

Well done to those who correctly identified it, while the quirky picture of a Second World War public air-raid shelter can be found just off High Path Road, at the foot of Merrow Downs, close to Guildford Golf Club.

Click here to see the post and all the components at the foot of it, with extra details, of course!

Do you recognise this street?

The mystery vintage picture this time was taken in around 1930, with the building of lighter coloured bricks said to have been a Temperance hotel. Note the speed limit sign on the right.

A familiar view in the town, or is it?

Where can this be found and what does is represent?

The quirky picture this time is a piece of artwork inserted within brickwork. No real clues here as there should be enough details in the picture to work out where it is.

Perhaps a reader can add some details about it?

If you know the answers and perhaps can add some more details, please leave a reply in the box below. I’ll give the answers in two week’s time with the next images.

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test 9 Responses to Where Is This? No.286

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    March 4, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    1) Quarry Street

  2. Harry Eve Reply

    March 4, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    The street is Quarry Street with St Mary’s on the right. I wonder what the speed limit was? Could it be 10mph?

  3. John Lomas Reply

    March 4, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    The old picture is Quarry Street taken with the entrance to Mill Lane and the wall round St Mary’s churchyard just showing on the right.

    Surprisingly a lot is still recognisable.

    The plaque bears the name Maufe. Sir Edward Maufe was the designer of Guildford Cathedral, so I am wondering if it is mounted somewhere on the exterior of the cathedral?

  4. Jennie Antliff Reply

    March 5, 2018 at 7:29 am

    The vintage picture is Quarry Street with St Mary’s Churchyard just showing on the right. The quirky artwork celebrates Sir Edward Maufe, the architect of Guildford Cathedral.

  5. Simon Nelson Reply

    March 5, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    The vintage photo is Quarry Street looking towards Castle Street.

    The wall and railings on the right forms the boundary of St Mary’s Church which is blocked by the tree, and Mill Lane is just out of view on the right.

    The brick wall and railings have been replaced since this photo was taken by another wall and railings.

    No knowlede of the quirky photo.

  6. Mike Dillon Reply

    March 7, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    The first photo is looking up Quarry Street from the lay-by outside the Star pub.

    The second photo is a sculptured stone on the exterior of Guildford Cathedral dedicated to the architect Sir Edward Maufe.

  7. Chris Townsend Reply

    March 11, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    The temperance hotel was on Quarry Street, on the site between the two present charity shops.

    The shop to its left with the awning was occupied by Holden’s grocers at that time.

    I remember that in the 1950s the shop to the right of the hotel site sold cakes (though there was never very much in the window.) After Woolworths opened in the High Street in 1927, their store was extended into the hotel site, with a side entrance from Quarry Street. Now WH Smith occupies the Woolies site.

    The ornate stone is beside St Ursula’s Porch at Guildford Cathedral, on the south side of the building, towards the east end. It has the name and crest of Sir Edward Maufe, architect of the cathedral.

  8. Bill and Doug Staniforth Reply

    March 12, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Picture 1 is Quarry Street.

    If it is a temperance hotel it’s probably the only “pub” in Guildford Martin Giles did not go into.

    Picture 2 is a plaque on Guildford Cathedral dedicated to the architect.

  9. Brian Holt Reply

    March 19, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Quarry Street. On the right the speed limit sign was by the entrance to St Mary’s Church at the junction with Mill Lane.

    Behind the horse and cart the building with four large windows to left of the tree was a shop in the 1950s that sold everything for artists: paper, paints ,brushes, etc. Where the pedestrians are were two side exit doors for Woolworth’s shop which is now WHSmith.

    The artwork is Guildford-Maufe’s Stone, Guildford Cathedral.

    Sir Edward Maufe was the architect and work started in 1936. After the south door entrance is St Ursula’s Porch, by the side of this porch is a plaque carrying the name “Maufe” and a crest above it.

    This is the signature stone of Edward Maufe, this door is also known as the Bishop’s Entrance.

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