Batchwood Hall

Photo:Batchwood Hall

Batchwood Hall

St Albans Museums image collection PX8285

A home with a view

By Judy Faraday

Batchwood Hall was designed and built by Sir Edmund Beckett, later Lord Grimthorpe (1816-1905) as a his own residence. Lord Grimthorpe was a barrister and amateur architect and is best known locally for his controversial restoration work on St Albans Abbey, St Michael's Church and St Peter's Church, St Albans.   When not on site, it is believed he watched the renovation of the Abbey through a spy glass from his home.

St Albans Council purchased Batchwood Hall and grounds in 1935.

This page was added by Judy Faraday on 24/10/2009.

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