Henry Peak is seen below during the construction of Pewley Hill Reservoir in 1866. He came to Guildford in 1851 and was Borough Surveyor from 1864 to 1891. In 1872 Henry Peak was commissioned to draw the plans. He was a very prolific architect and is said to have been “the Architect of Victorian Guildford”: he was responsible for many of the buildings in and around Guildford between 1864 and 1891. The school was built by Thomas and John Loe, Builders—but also owners of Old Gables and Chapelhouse Farms—at a cost of four hundred and fifty-three pounds, with a grant of thirty pounds from the National Society.