Historical Images of Rickmansworth and District, Hertfordshire

Glen-Chess 1870

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Harefield Church 1870
Glen-Chess 1870      

Harefield Church 1870

Cassiobury 1870

Rickmansworth from Solomons Hill 1870

Rickmansworth, from Solomon's Hill 1870

Chalfont House c1870
Cassiobury 1870

Chalfont House 1870

The Grove 1870 Moor Park 1870
The Grove, Watford 1870

Moor Park 1870

Chenies Mausoleum 1870

Basing House 1872 Jordans Meeting House 1870
Chenies Mausoleum 1870

Jordan's Meeting House 1870

Rickmansworth Lodge 1871

Jordans Meeting House 1870
Rickmansworth Lodge 1870

Basing House, Rickmansworth 1870

Rickmansworth 1870

The Cedars 1870

Baptist Church 1870Bedford Monument, Chenies 1870Temple, Moor Park 1870

The Bury c1865

The Cedars 1870

Baptist Church 1870           Bedford Monument, Chenies 1870       Temple, Moor Park 1870

The Bury 1870


These enhanced computer generated images were created by the author from original early albumen paper photographs. They are some of the earliest photographs ever taken of Rickmansworth and the buildings in the surrounding district. Click image to view in greater detail. Higher resolution copies are available on request.

The photographs were originally taken in 1870 by Henri Victor Lemenager of Bushey, except for the photographs of Church Street, Chalfont House, The Cedars, Basing House and the Baptist Church, which were taken by Jabez Croft of Rickmansworth around the same time.

There are two photographs of Rickmansworth, taken from Solomon's Hill, before the arrival of the railway at this location; each taken from slightly different vantage points and about an hour apart.

From the locality are photographs of Glen-Chess Loudwater, The Bury Rickmansworth, Church Street Rickmansworth, Basing House Rickmansworth, The Cedars Chorleywood, Rickmansworth Baptist Church, Rickmansworth Lodge, The Grove and Cassiobury Park, Watford, Moor Park House and the Temple within the Park, Harefield Church, Chalfont House at Chalfont St.Peter, Jordans Meeting House and Chenies' Mausoleum together with the First Duke of Bedford's Monument.
The Cedars was newly built in 1865.

All these buildings still exist except for Cassiobury.

Church Street, Rickmansworth in 1870
Church Street, Rickmansworth in 1870

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Jordan's Meeting House 1870 by Lemenager

         

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