St Paul's Walden Bury

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St Paul's Walden Bury

St. Paul's Walden Bury is a stately home and surrounding gardens located in the village of St Paul's Walden in Hertfordshire. A home of the Bowes-Lyon family, it is best known for its connection to the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. One of her childhood homes, it was possibly the site of her birth and was also the location at which she finally accepted Prince Albert's proposal of marriage. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

The house was built of red brick with stone dressings and slate roofs in the early 18th century for Edward Gilbert (1680-1762). His daughter Mary married George Bowes of Gibside, Durham, and the estate has been in the possession of the Bowes-Lyon family since 1720.[2]

The gardens are large and set in extensive woodland. In 1987 they were designated Grade I listed.[3] They are also listed on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. The gardens were designed in part by Geoffrey Jellicoe.[2]

References

  1. "Name: THE BURY List entry Number: 1307601". Historic England. Retrieved 28 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "St Paul's Walden Bury". Garden Visit. Retrieved 1 February 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 1000150 - The National Heritage List for England | English Heritage

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