The Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey Christmas Lunch

8th December 2019, 12:30 - 16:30

  ACMS Christmas Lunch at
The Elvetham, Fleet Road, Hartley Wintney,
 Hook, Hampshire RG27 8AS
 Sunday 8 December 2019 12.30pm – 4.30pm




Our colleagues from the Arts & Crafts Movement in Surrey are inviting Surrey Hills Society members to join them for their Christmas lunch with short talk on the history of the Elvetham and opportunity to view the splendid public areas of this stunning nineteenth century mansion.

After three successful Christmas gatherings arranged for our Society at Woodlands Park Hotel, it is time to move to a new venue.  We have chosen The Elvetham, just over the county border in Hampshire.  This stunning nineteenth century building is surrounded by 4,000 acres of estate with 35 acres of gardens.   In 1840, the original house visited by Elizabeth I was burnt down.  A new house was built on the same site by Frederick, 4th Baron Calthorpe.  Samuel Sanders Teulon (1812-73) was commissioned to interpret many of his ideas and the house was rebuilt between 1859 and 1862. ‘Built in a High Victorian Gothic style, described by Mark Girouard as ‘acrobatic Gothic’, in red brick with stone dressings and with stripes and decorations in black brick, the Hall combines both single and two-storey blocks and a tall entrance tower’ – (Historic England listing).  In 1901, the carriage porch was built and the Library and Oak rooms were built a decade later in 1911.  In 1953, Elvetham Hall was sold to ICI.  In 2001, The Elvetham was acquired by the Dare family who are the principal owners.    The house is now a popular wedding and entertainment venue.

This year’s event will continue the popular format of an illustrated presentation reviewing the year’s visits and lectures with a preview of events for 2020, as well as a raffle and a display of the 2019 Photographic Competition entries (details for entering the competition have already been circulated).  Lunch will be served in the beautiful Morning Room with a splendid ceiling and fireplace.  It overlooks the terrace and gardens.

Ticket price for SHS Members – £48.00 to include a pre-lunch drink and three-course lunch with a glass of wine. Ticket confirmation, directions and parking details and menu choices with options for vegetarians, will be provided upon request.

Booking is essentialIf you would like to reserve a place on this event please contact:

Carolyn Smith on 01483 893793 or email:

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