He became an original and daring innovator at a time when poetry was firmly entrenched in traditional methodology. A 1986 modern shrub rose The Jesuit priest and poet is by many regarded as among the finest Victorian poets. Local historians have been left an invaluable reference to local life and developments of the time in his notebooks which are today collectively referred to as Church of England chaplain and composer of hymn tunes, Scholefield spent the last years of his life living in Godalming having retired to Frith Hall in 1895. After his retirement in 1891 Peak was appointed Mayor of Guildford in 1899.
The painting, which Morgan produced in his late 30s, sold for £300 in 1885. The reservoir on Pewley Hill constructed to supply the town with clean, safe water was also his project. Peak was also responsible for developing Charlotteville as well as housing in Stoughton and around the Markenfield Road area of the town. The wealthy industrialist who made his fortune in mining and railway construction was subject to scandal and ridicule when he was sentenced to prison for fraud for misusing funds in a troubled venture building part of the new London Underground. Hopkins has memorials in his honour at Westminster Abbey and his home town of Haslemere. The son of a carver and gilder, Peak began his career as an articled clerk to an architect in London in 1851. He is buried in The Mount Cemetery on the hill across the river visible from The Chestnuts. Widely regarded as one of the most significant names in landscape design Jekyll created over 350 gardens in Britain, Europe and the United States. is the painting of a picture with living plants." She moved to Bramley Park with her family at the age of five and spent much of her life in the area. Writer and renowned landscaper, Jekyll lived near Godalming. His works include the laying out of Guildford Castle pleasure grounds, the restoration of the Castle ruins, the designing and construction of the public baths, the laying of the granite setts in the High Street in 1868 and the construction of Onslow Bridge. In the 27 years he was to hold this important and influential post Peak was to instigate and oversee a great many public building works during a period when Guildford was rapidly developing and expanding.