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Historical Buildings

Moor Park Mansion

moorparkmansion.jpgMoor Park takes its name from the large Stuart/Jacobean Mansion built in 1678/9 for James, Duke of Monmouth. The Grade I Listed Building is situated one mile from Rickmansworth town centre and was built in the Palladian style in 1720 by Sir James Thornhill. During World War II, Operation Market Garden, which resulted in the Battle of Arnhem, was planned at the Mansion.

The stunning interior includes decorations by Venetian craftsmen. The famous paintings and other historic artefacts are owned by a charitable trust, Moor Park Heritage Foundation. The trustees, drawn from both Moor Park Golf Club and the Council, ensure that these valuable items are kept safe and in good condition for the public to view. The building is owned and used as the Clubhouse by Moor Park Golf Course and is regularly open to the public. During the summer months volunteers give guided tours.

For more information, visit the Moor Park Golf Club website.

Basing House

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The founder of Pennsylvania in America, William Penn lived in Basing House in Rickmansworth, before emigrating to America in the mid-1670's. 
The building is now the current home of the Three Rivers Museum.