SP9912 : Ashridge in the snow

taken 9 months ago, near to Hudnall, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Ashridge in the snow
Ashridge in the snow
A view from the woods next to the golf course at Ashridge, looking over snow-covered grass to Ashridge Management College.
Ashridge House
Ashridge House is one of the largest Gothic Revival country houses in England and is Grade I. listed.

The building stands on the site of Ashridge Priory, a medieval abbey founded by the Brothers of Penitence. Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the building eventually became the private residence of Princess Elizabeth - later Elizabeth I. - and it was here that she was arrested in 1552 under suspicion of treason. In 1604 the priory was acquired by Sir Thomas Egerton. A descendant of his, the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater - he of canal-building fame - demolished the old buildings but did not live to see his plans for the House completed. His successor, the 7th Earl of Bridgewater, commissioned James Wyatt to build the present neo-gothic building as his home: it was completed in 1813.

In 1921 the House was acquired by a trust established by Andrew Bonar Law, a former Prime Minister. In 1959 it became a management training college, and it continues in that role today with its own degree-awarding powers and an international reputation.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  Country estates 
Style (from Tags)
Gothic Revival 
Place (from Tags)
Ashridge Estate 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9938 1219 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.9721N 0:33.6130W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9945 1247
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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