Godalming Heritage Open Day
On Saturday, 14th September Surrey Architects, Nye Saunders opened its doors to take part in the Nationwide Heritage Open Day.
Director, Adam Hieke was on hand to take two groups of 15 visitors on a ticketed guided tour of our Grade II listed 16th Century timber framed building in Godalming town centre adjacent to the well-known landmark ‘The Pepperpot’.
Our offices are a three-storey oak framed former town house, jettied on two floors with decorative ogee curved braces and dendro dated to construction in 1557 (the last year of Bloody Mary’s reign before her sister Elizabeth I took the throne). Visitors were also treated to a light hearted talk by Adam on the complete history of oak timber framed buildings “from acorn to acrow-prop” in 30 minutes explaining various interesting facts about traditional timber framed buildings during the course of the tour.
Now in it’s 25th year, Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. Giving people the opportunity to see hidden places and try out new experiences.
for news on future events. Hopefully we will see new visitors in 2020.