Record Corner

Pound Lane


Surrey GU7 1BX
01483 422006



Brief History

Record Corner was opened in October 1958. It had separate pop and classical departments with listening booths
and also specialised in Hi-fi installations.
In those early days it sold the new 12" and 7" vinyl alongside the old breakable 10" 78s.


The shop layout has not changed much from those days - early-on the entrance was moved from
the front of the shop to the side so that pop fans and classical music buffs did not have to encounter one another
(not a problem nowadays but back then both parties were embarrassed).
The 'listening booths' were removed sometime in the '80s and CDs replaced vinyl.

Later the 'sheet music' department was introduced and Hi-fi no longer sold.
Of course vinyl was re-introduced several years ago and now comprises about half the pop music stock.


Although over-the-counter sales have always been the main business for Record Corner, mail-order made an

important contribution in the '80s, particularly for classical music LPs and CDs.

This service has now moved on-line and Record Corner now sells all types of music via services such as

'' and 'Amazon Marketplace'.

More recently the Record Corner has expanded its long established website to provide on-line shopping directly,

although currently this is limited to vinyl albums only but expects to expand this over the coming year.



How To Find Us

By Train

Godalming is on the Waterloo to Portsmouth mainline and so within easy reach from Guildford and Haslemere.

To reach the shop from Godalming station, turn left outside the station and follow the road down to the corner.
Walk through the short passageway by the side of the veterinary surgery and go straight ahead,
past the Church on the left, and follow Church Street (lots of interesting shops here) until you reach the
so called "Pepperpot" building (you can't miss it).

Follow the road round to the left to join the High Street and continue for a couple of minutes or so until you see

Lloyds Bank on the right hand side. Record Corner can then be seen in Pound Lane up by the side of the bank.


By Car

Godalming town is just off the A3, four miles past Guildford going south.

The main road through Godalming is the A3100 but as you approach Godalming avoid driving through the High Street but follow the signs to a car park. The main Crown Court Car Park is best if you are heading South (from Guildford)
or the smaller Mint Street or Mill Lane car parks if you are heading North (from Milford).


For satnav users the post code for the main (Crown Court) car park is GU7 1EE.

From the Crown Court car park head out towards the High Street. Turn right past the Jack Philips' bar and you will see Lloyds Bank on your left. Record Corner can then be seen in Pound Lane up by the side of the bank.




In addition to Record Corner there are good reasons to visit the town of Godalming.

It has a wide variety of shops in a quiet and pictureque setting, including a good choice of places to eat or drink.

Godalming museum is definitely worth a visit and there is a Farmers' Market on the last Saturday

of each month in the summer/autumn.

There are also several music venues locally - check out the What's On section of this web site.