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Battlesden House (Battlesden Park)

  • House Replaced By: The original 16th century house was demolished in 1860 and replaced by a new 40-room house that was completed in 1864. This second house was partially demolished in 1886, leaving only the first floor standing. During the Great War the House was used as a nursing home; during World War II it functioned as a maternity home. After the War this last fragment of the House was demolished.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The only remnant today of Battlesden House is the Coach House, which is today a private residence.

  • Architect: Joseph Paxton

    Date: 1860s
    Designed: Parkland

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  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, 1818.

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Past Seat / Home of: Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst, 18th century. Sir Gregory Page, 2nd Bt., 18th century; Sir Gregory Page-Turner, 18th century. Francis Charles Hastings Russell, 9th Duke of Bedford, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No