Rossway

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Rossway Park is a 1,000 acres (400 ha) country estate located about 0.5 kilometers South of Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire. The house at the centre of the estate is a Grade II listed building.

History

The Rossway Park estate, which dates from the 17th century and was then known as Rothway, was bought by Robert Sutton from Highgate in 1802.[1] Charles Stanton Hadden, a coffee planter operating in Ceylon, acquired the estate in 1863, demolished the original mansion and built a new house which was completed in 1867.[2] In 1903 the property passed to Major-General Charles Hadden, a British Army officer who became Master-General of the Ordnance.[1] It then passed to the general's son, Major Adrian Hadden Paton, in 1949 and remained in the hands of the Hadden Paton family[3] until 1998 when it was acquired by Dr Khoo Kay Peng, Chairman of MUI Group, which owns a majority stake in the retail chain Laura Ashley.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Parishes: Northchurch or Berkhampstead St Mary, A History of the County of Hertford: volume 2". 1908. pp. 245–250. Retrieved 18 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Main House at Rossway". British listed buildings. Retrieved 18 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Haste, p. 58
  4. "Laura Ashley chief's 'prisoner wife' in £500m divorce battle: Estranged spouse says husband rationed her food and wouldn't let her leave without permission". Daily Mail. 4 August 2013. 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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