(Former) Walton Infants' School, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. 1884. Red brick with some typical Surrey tile hanging and the kind of white joinery (supporting the pyramidal bell-tower) favoured in the late-Victorian Arts and Crafts period by architects working during the Queen Anne revival. Location: The Old School House, 72 High St, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

Another view, showing the bell-tower and the original entrance porch round the corner from it (the building is at a junction). Here you see more joinery, now painted black.

In 1931 the school moved to larger premises in Ambleside Avenue, Walton. After that it became Walton Library, which has also moved to larger premises since then. This attractive little building (with the later addition of the glazed entrance porch) is now the Elmbridge Community Hub and houses the local Citizen's Advice Bureau. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]

Closer view of the bell-tower.

Photographs, text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Hughes, Wendy. Walton-on-Thames (Images of England series). Stroud, Glos.: 2003.

"Parishes: Walton on Thames." In A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3. Ed. H E Malden. London: Victoria County History, 1911: 467-475. British History Online. Web. 22 December 2019.

Created 22 December 2019