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Brief description of site

Cassiobury Park is a 20th-century public park with woodland, golf course and other leisure facilities, which occupies an area of about 77 hectares.

Brief history of site

The manor of Cassiobury was granted to Sir Richard Morrison (died 1556) in 1546, who probably laid out a deer park and began a new mansion, completed by his son Charles. The present park is all that remains of a landscape park which originated in the 16th century and was further developed during the 17th and 18th centuries. At its greatest extent it covered about 300 hectares.

Location information:

Address: Cassiobury Park, Cassiobury Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 7LD

Locality: Watford

Local Authorities:

Hertfordshire; Watford

Historical County: Hertfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 166 Grid Ref: TQ095968
Latitude: 51.6593 Longitude: -0.418352


On the west side of Watford.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park for general public use. 01923 235946

Visitor information:

Public park. Child friendly. Parking, refreshments and WCs. Miniature railway and football pitches.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: After 1546

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Part: ground/below ground level remains

Site Size (Hectares): 77

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