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Kings Walden Bury (King's Walden)

  • House Replaced By: The first King's Walden was a neo-Elizabethan style house that was replaced circa 1970 by the second (current) house, a neo-Georgian house designed by Quinlan Terry and Raymond Erith for Sir Thomas Pilkington. The new house has a front of five bays by two stories with arched windows and two-bay wings.

    Comments: "Country Life" magazine called the new Kings Walden Bury "one of the most handsome Classical country houses built after the Second World War...;" and Pevsner's "Hertfordshire" calls the new house a "sumptuous neo-Georgian mansion."

  • Architect: Raymond Charles Erith

    Date: 1969-71
    Designed: New house, together with Quinlan Terry.

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    Architect: John Quinlan Terry

    Date: 1969-71
    Designed: New house, together with Raymond Erith.

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    Architect: Burmeister & Beeston

    Date: 1889-90
    Designed: Neo-Elizabethan House (demolished)

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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: 2.S. Vol. V, 1829.

    Country Life: CLIV, 858, 974, 1973.

  • Title: English Houses, 1200-1800: The Hertfordshire Evidence
    Author: Smith, J.T.
    Year Published: 1992
    Reference: pg. 123
    Publisher: London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    ISBN: 0113000375
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Country Life (magazine)
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Feb 7, 2002, pg. 49
    Publisher: London: TI Media
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Magazine

    Title: Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget
    Year Published: 2000
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710078
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Seat of: Sir Thomas Henry Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington, 14th Bt.

    Past Seat of: SEATED AT FIRST HOUSE: William Hale, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No