The Parks and Gardens of West Hertfordshire

The Hertfordshire Gardens Trust & Tom Williamson

The Hertfordshire Gardens Trust, 2000

ISBN 0-9538417-1-5


Tring Park in 1719 with some later alterations




  1. The Landscape of West Hertfordshire

  2. Parks and Gardens before the Eighteenth Century

  3. Early Eighteenth-Century Landscapes

  4. The Age of the Landscape Park

  5. Picturesque and Gardenesque

  6. High Victorian Landscapes

  7. The Late Nineteenth Century and Beyond

List of Illustrations



This is a well produced book with plenty of excellent maps and photographs supported by a well researched text. It is a must if you are interested in the parks and gardens which once surrounded (and in some cases still do) the larger houses in the west of the county. It contains a very useful bibliography. I am sure I will often be making reference to it when questions about the houses come up.

1, Beechwood; 2, Stocks, 3, Ashridge; 4, Gaddesden Hoo; 5, Golden Parsonage; 6, Tring Grove; 7, Gaddesden Place; 8, Tring Park; 9, Champneys; 10, Northchurch Hall; 11, Berkhamsted Place; 12, Amersfort; 13, Woodcock Hill; 14, The Kraal; 15, Gadebridge Park; 16, Rossway; 17, Kilfilan; 18, Berkhamsted Hall; 19, Haresfoot; 20, Ashlyns Hall; 21, Westbrook Hay; 22, Shendish, 23, Abbot's Hill; 24, Chipperfield Manor; 25, Kings Langley Park; 26, Abbots Langley Manor; 27, Callipers Hall; 28, Langleybury; 29, Munden House; 30, The Grove; 31, Russells; 32, Wall Hall; 33, Edge Grove; 34, Bushey Hall (1); 35, Kendals Hall; 36, Cashiobury; 37, Bushey Hall (2); 38, Aldenham House; 40, Rickmansworth Park; 41, Moor Place; 42, Oxhey Place; 43, Bushey House.

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