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Where Is This? No.54

Published on: 23 Apr, 2013
Updated on: 23 Apr, 2013

By David Rose

Opinions were divided over last week’s mystery old photo. It was identified as being at Stoughton, Shalford, Woking Road, Perry Hill (Worplesdon): but those who named it as Pitch Place (Worplesdon), were correct.

I was down that way last week so took a picture of the view now as a comparison. The conker trees have certainly grown!

Pitch Place Worplesdon as it looks today – as a comparision to last week's vintage picture of the same view. For many years the car dealership was known as the Grosvenor Garage. The ship pub that can just be seen in last week's picture is an early building to the one there now. But the pub is now closed and its likely it will be pulled down and replaced by apartments.

Pitch Place, Worplesdon, as it looks today – as a comparision to last week’s vintage picture of the same view. For many years the car dealership was known as the Grosvenor Garage. The ship pub that can just be seen in last week’s picture is the previous building to the one there now. But the pub is now closed and it’s likely it will be pulled down and replaced by apartments.

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

The mystery statue / sculpture many of you correctly identified as being in Holy Trinity Churchyard.

Where is this?

Where is this?

Here’s this week’s mystery vintage photo and it might prove a bit tricky. It shows a coach house in a sad and sorry state. The house to which it was attached no longer stands, but this building survives and has been converted into apartments. Any ideas as to where it can be found?

Seen these sheep?

Seen these sheep?

This week’s statue, as photographed by Peter Bullen, shows three sheep (sorry it couldn’t be spring lambs). I know one of our regulars will know where they are as he was there in his mayoral role when they were unveiled. But do you know?

If you know the answers to this week’s, and perhaps have some comments to make, please leave a reply in the box below. All replies will be posted at about the same time next week, along with a new post with the answers to this week’s vintage photo and sculpture, and the next pair of images.

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test 13 Responses to Where Is This? No.54

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    April 24, 2013 at 7:02 am

    1) Stable block at at Bellfields. Once home of the Paynter family. It was demolished some time back.

    2) I actually opened this building with the TV presenter of “One man and his dog”.

    He brought his dog with him. The opening is commemorated on a plaque on the right hand entrance pillar.

    It was build on the site of the old Municipal Offices in Upper High Street.

  2. Jordan Grigg Reply

    April 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Its Eastgate Court in the middle of the courtyard at the top of the high street!

  3. Shirley and Brian West Reply

    April 25, 2013 at 6:35 am

    I think it is old Fanny Paynter’s house at the top of Bellfields.

  4. Raineee Wornham Reply

    April 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    The sheep are in East Gate courtyard. They are there to remember the wool industry in Guildford.

  5. Chris McSween Reply

    April 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I know this one! I think it’s called Eastgate Court, my husband used to maintain the gardens when it first opened. I’m sure the sheep were on grass back then. It’s in behind the shops on the Upper High Street.

  6. David & Ann Bailey Reply

    April 26, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    The picture is all that remains of Fanny Painters old house, and is now Clock House Court, off Palm Grove on Bellfields Estate.

    The sheep are in East Gate Court at the top of the High Street.

  7. Angela Gunning Reply

    April 26, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    The building is now Clockhouse Court facing Bellfields Green, in Stoke Ward. It was stables once, I believe.

  8. Gay Wheeler Reply

    April 26, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    I think this is the Coach House to Stoke Park Mansion in the 50’s when it was first Listed and before it was turned into either flats or a council yard.

  9. Barbara Howarth Reply

    April 27, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    There’s a building in Palm Grove, Bellfields, I think called Clock Tower Court, which looks similar. It’s now apartments but I’ve no idea of its history. Would love to know if there’s any information.

    As for the black sheep I’ve no idea: ask the Master, the Dame or the little boy down the lane!

  10. Brian Holt Reply

    April 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    This is now known as Clockhouse Court, which is in Palm Grove Bellfields. As you look across the open space area from Hazel Avenue it’s at the top of the hill.

    Guildford Throwback Sculpture of three sheep is in Eastgate Court Yard, commemorating the medieval woollen industry in Guildford.

  11. Chris Townsend Reply

    April 28, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    The coach house is now named Clockhouse Court, off Palm Grove, Bellfields, but once belonged to Stoke Hill Mansion, demolished in the 1950s. The coach house and garden walls attached are mid-18th century and Grade II listed.

    The stone sculpture of sheep by Edwin Russell is at Eastgate Court, off Upper High Street. Out of view is the sheepdog keeping an eye on them.

  12. Damian Reply

    November 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    The black and white photo is in Bellfields at the top of the “moggey” field.

  13. Geoff Newman Reply

    February 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    This is definitely the old stable block in the court yard behind Fanny Paynter’s Stoke Hill Mansion.

    I know because I grew up just the other side of the wall from this building.

    When the mansion was demolished in the late 1950s this building was used as a council maintenance store for Bellfields Estate. After this is was derelict for several years until it was converted to the present apartments.

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