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GATEWAYS TO THE HERTFORDSHIRE HOMES OF TWO HONOURED ENGLISH FAMILIES

GATEWAYS TO THE HERTFORDSHIRE HOMES OF TWO HONOURED ENGLISH FAMILIES

Hatficld House, whose gates we see in the upper view, was built 1610-11, when Robert Cecil exchanged his estate at Theobalds, which James I desired, for this one at Hatfield. In front of the entrance gates on the North Road is a statue to one of the most illustrious of the Cecils, Lord Salisbury. Below are the entrance gates to Knebworth Park, a few miles north, the old home of the Lyttons, and the place where Bulwer Lytton wrote many of his novels. The house was built in the 16th century, but has been much altered.

Other pictures from The Great North Road


THE BEACON OF MONKEN HADLEY

'THE BIGGIN' AT HITCHIN, AND THE BISHOP'S PALACE, BUCKDEN

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