SP9812 : Autumn colours along the tree-lined avenue towards Ashridge House

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

Autumn colours along the tree-lined avenue  towards Ashridge House
Autumn colours along the tree-lined avenue towards Ashridge House
This avenue provides a view of the Bridgewater Monument SP9713 : The Bridgewater Monument, Ashridge from Ashridge House.
View from same location looking in the other direction SP9712 : Autumn colours along the avenue at Ashridge
The Ashridge National Trust Estate :: SP9713
The Ashridge Estate covers a wide area of the Chiltern Hills on the Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire border, which provides open access to large woods and open grassland. There are many footpaths and bridleways - including part of the Ridgeway – and wonderful opportunities to observe wild life – including deer.
The Estate Office, Visitor Centre and Café are close to the Bridgewater Monument on Moneybury Hill, above the village of Aldbury.
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Ashridge House :: SP9912
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
Friday, 9 November, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 9 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Woodland, Forest 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9810 1270 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.2607N 0:34.7177W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9783 1280
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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