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By Paul Rabbitts,Sarah Kerenza Priestley

one of many remnants of the nice misplaced estates of the uk, Cassiobury Park is now the biggest park in Hertfordshire, and the important park of its fundamental city, Watford, overlaying 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, used to be made the Earl of Essex and, through 1668/69, he had moved to Cassiobury completely. via 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 used to be hired at Cassiobury, and the panorama was once captured through J. M. W. Turner in a few work. by means 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 components of the park were bought off to Watford Borough Council for public parkland. via 1921, the hire was once surrendered and, in 1927, Cassiobury residence used to be demolished. a lot of the rest land was once received via the council changing into extra parkland for the increasing Borough of Watford. This e-book tells the numerous tale of a striking property, kin and parkland that hasn't ever been advised before.

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