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By Paul Rabbitts,Sarah Kerenza Priestley

one of many remnants of the good misplaced estates of the uk, Cassiobury Park is now the biggest park in Hertfordshire, and the crucial park of its basic city, Watford, masking a space two times the dimensions of Hyde Park in London. yet this is often no usual city park. In 1661, Arthur, the second Baron Capel, was once made the Earl of Essex and, by way of 1668/69, he had moved to Cassiobury completely. through 1707, Cassiobury used to be an important property, and Charles Bridgeman was once hired at Cassiobury within the 1720s. In 1800, the fifth Earl of Essex hired James Wyatt to rebuild the home. Humphry Repton was once hired at Cassiobury, and the panorama was once captured by way of J. M. W. Turner in a few work. through 1881, there have been many deer within the park, frequently traded with the royal deer parks at Richmond, furry and Windsor nice Park. by means of the start of the 20 th century, huge components of the park have been bought off to Watford Borough Council for public parkland. by means of 1921, the rent was once surrendered and, in 1927, Cassiobury condo used to be demolished. a lot of the remainder land used to be received through the council turning into additional parkland for the increasing Borough of Watford. This publication tells the numerous tale of a awesome property, family members and parkland that hasn't ever been advised before.

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