Ashlyns Hall

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Ashlyns Hall is a large country house at Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire. It is a Grade II* listed building.

History

The present hall was built around 1800[1] for James Smith, a member of the banking family that established Smith's Bank.[2] It was the birthplace of his son, Augustus Smith, Member of Parliament for Truro, before being acquired by William Longman, the publisher, in 1859.[2] A large part of the estate, to the North of the hall, was sold off to establish Ashlyns School in 1930.[2] The hall was then owned by the Cooper and Kingsley families before it was converted for use as offices in 1991.[3] Another section of the estate, this time to the West of the hall, was sold off to establish Ashlyns Care Home in around 2000.[4] The hall itself is currently occupied by BAM Nuttall.[5]

References

  1. "Ashlyns Hall". British listed buildings. Retrieved 18 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Haste, p. 57
  3. "Planning: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire; Permission sought for offices". 21 June 1991. Retrieved 18 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Around the town" (PDF). February 2002. Retrieved 18 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "How to find us" (PDF). BAM Nuttall. Retrieved 18 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Sources

  • Haste, Scott (1999). Berkhamsted: an illustrated history. Alpine Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0952863113.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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