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Phillips Memorial Cloister, Godalming

Description: Phillips Memorial Cloister

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 February 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 291287

OS Grid Reference: SU9679944090
OS Grid Coordinates: 496799, 144090
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1879, -0.6163

Location: Borough Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1AQ

Locality: Godalming
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU7 1AQ

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Listing Text

SU 9644 SE
(east side)
Phillips Memorial Cloister

Memorial cloister. 1913 by H. Thackeray Turner, altered c1965 and 1986.
Purplish brick in Flemish bond and timber; plain tile roofs. Rectangular on
plan, having arcaded wall on east side; cloisters on north and west sides; and
on south side open timber pergola of c1965 replacing former cloister (D Coombs,
p.13). Exterior: west side: a flight of brick steps down to central archway
which has tile jambs and cambered timber lintel; stepped dentilled eaves. North
side: raking buttresses; stepped dentilled eaves. East side: 9 bays with 7-bay
segmental-arched arcade having tile plinth, imposts and hoodmoulds; the 4 outer
arches open, the 3 inner bays blind with central bench seat in tile-hung gabled
porch and with raised segmental-headed panel over; outer bays (the ends of the
cloister ranges) are gabled with round-arched vents; gabled tile coping.
Interior: cloistered sides have timber posts supporting gabled roofs. East
wall: central bay of arcade has commemorative ashlar plaque with recessed panel
having decorative rose border and coat of arms at top, semicircular former foun-
tain (now earth-filled) at base, and 4-step podium of stone setts below. The
courtyard is paved with stone setts (laid in 8 sections) and has central,
octagonal, raised flower bed, originally a pond but filled in 1986. The
cloister was erected on the site of the old village animal pound in memory of
J G Phillips of Godalming, who was chief wireless telegraphist on board the SS
Titanic which sank in 1913. Phillips remained at his post, telegraphing for
help, while the ship went down. D Coombs, A Godalming Walk (1976), p.13.
N Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Surrey (1971, 2nd edition), p.256.

Listing NGR: SU9679944090

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Source: English Heritage

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