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The Savage's Hermitage
A Lighthouse
Creative Commons AttributionA Lighthouse - Credit: The Wandering Angel at Flickr

The Savage had chosen as his hermitage the old lighthouse which stood on the crest of the hill between Puttenham and Elstead.

Leaving civilization behind, the Savage retreats to a lighthouse in the rural countryside, roughly thirty-five miles from London. Quite what a lighthouse is doing in landlocked Surrey is not clear. Perhaps Huxley was ahead of his time in prophesying rising sea levels...

Puttenham and Elstead are villages in Surrey on the south side of the Hog's Back. The views from Puttenham are picturesque, including woods and heaths, the Hindhead and Blackdown ranges, extending over Sussex to the South Downs.

Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePuttenham - Credit: Humphrey Bolton at Geograph

Elstead is similarly picturesque. It is a spacious village on the River Wey, with handsome properties dating back to the 17th century. Elstead has a tranquil atmosphere and offers quiet walks along the beautiful banks of the River Wey.