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Brief description of site

Wall Hall has the remains of an early-19th-century park and pleasure grounds, which were further developed during the later-19th and 20th centuries. Humphry Repton gave advice on the early-19th-century layout. Much of the parkland is now a golf course and the house has been converted to luxury homes.

Brief history of site

By the mid-18th century a house called Wars Hall stood east of the River Colne. In 1799 the Wars Hall estate was sold to George Thelluson, who remodelled the house in Gothick style and laid out the surrounding park and pleasure grounds. In November 1802 Humphry Repton visited the estate, and in 1803 produced a Red Book. Further work occurred on the estate during the later 19th century, particularly around 1860.

Location information:

Address: Wall Hall Mansion, Wall Hall Drive, Aldenham, Hertfordshire, WD25 8BZ

Locality: Watford

Local Authorities:

Hertfordshire; Hertsmere

Historical County: Hertfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 166 Grid Ref: TQ137994
Latitude: 51.6819 Longitude: -0.356814

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: golf course

Context or principal building: multiple dwelling

Site first created: 1799 to 1803

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 65

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