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. 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.
Although he struggled to find a market for his paintings during his life, as so often befalls artists Morgan's works now command six figure sums. The vehicle was prone to breakdowns so Knight turned to developing a petrol engine, his Trusty. He established his motor works in West Street, Farnham from where he designed and built a road steam vehicle in 1868. The town is immensely proud of its association with Carroll and provides a high profile for the author at regular events and permanent displays, including the Guildford Museum and the Surrey History Centre in Woking. Sadly the plaque had to be removed following a theft attempt in 2005.
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.