Paul Rabbitts,Sarah Kerenza Priestley's Cassiobury: The Ancient Seat of the Earls of Essex PDF

By Paul Rabbitts,Sarah Kerenza Priestley

ISBN-10: 1445638630

ISBN-13: 9781445638638

ISBN-10: 1445671603

ISBN-13: 9781445671604

one of many remnants of the good misplaced estates of the uk, Cassiobury Park is now the biggest park in Hertfordshire, and the vital park of its basic city, Watford, protecting a space two times the scale of Hyde Park in London. yet this can be no usual city park. In 1661, Arthur, the second Baron Capel, was once made the Earl of Essex and, by means of 1668/69, he had moved to Cassiobury completely. via 1707, Cassiobury used to be an important property, and Charles Bridgeman used to be hired at Cassiobury within the 1720s. In 1800, the fifth Earl of Essex hired James Wyatt to rebuild the home. Humphry Repton used to be hired at Cassiobury, and the panorama was once captured by way of J. M. W. Turner in a couple of work. by way of 1881, there have been many deer within the park, usually traded with the royal deer parks at Richmond, furry and Windsor nice Park. by means of the start of the 20 th century, huge parts of the park have been bought off to Watford Borough Council for public parkland. through 1921, the hire used to be surrendered and, in 1927, Cassiobury residence was once demolished. a lot of the rest land was once obtained by way of the council changing into extra parkland for the increasing Borough of Watford. This e-book tells the numerous tale of a notable property, kin and parkland that hasn't ever been advised before.

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