Cranleigh Village Hospital Gate
Cranleigh Village Hospital was the first cottage hospital to be opened in England in 1859. The original cottage where the hospital was housed has been dated to around 1446. It is a substantial Grade ll listed timber framed building with a crown post roof and considered to be one of the finest in Surrey.
In 2018, we were asked if we could repair the old gate leading from the High Street into the front garden as part of the Cranleigh in Bloom project.
Upon investigation the gate was found to be a cut down internal panel door, it and the posts being well beyond repair.
A new gate and posts needed to be in keeping with Cranleigh’s historic building and research on the style of gate likely to have been around at the time was carried out and a design was produced and subsequently agreed by the hospital trust.
The new gate and posts were made in green oak using traditional pegged mortice and tenon construction, and fitted just before Christmas 2018.
Four of our more experienced members were involved in the project, which remains one of our proudest achievements.