Guildford Cathedral Archives holds a great wealth of material from photographs, architectural plans, correspondence, books and memorabilia all contained within 140 boxes and 53 folders, but it is continually growing.

All together this provides a fascinating insight into the history and heritage of Guildford Cathedral.

Our archival records go right from the very beginning, even including correspondence relating to choosing the location of the Cathedral within Guildford.  This unique insight into the founding of an English Cathedral is something that not many other English Cathedrals can claim.

Our Collections:

  • Correspondence between the architect Sir Edward Maufe and the contractors, Diocese, Bishop and Chapter.
  • Papers relating to the fundraising effort involved in getting the Cathedral built.
  • Photographic collection documenting the Cathedral from the very beginnings of the Cathedral through to the present day.
  • Extensive collection of Kneeler Patterns
  • Dr John Clark Collection of church drawings
  • Vernon Hill Collection of Maquettes
  • Service sheets for regular services and special services from the very beginning
  • Architectural plans and drawings

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