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Lawn House, Hunton Bridge

Beside the railway line, "Hunton Bridge hill", Hunton Bridge (or Huntonbridge), Langleybury, between Kings Langley and Watford, Hertfordshire (see map).

Also called "The Lawn", though NOT "The Lawn House".
Now called "The Kings Lodge".





Lawn House (now The Kings Lodge).
Click to rotate. From street view.




Lawn House is of late 15th century origin.
Re-built 1642 as a hunting lodge for Charles I (executed 1649).

It was the home of Arthur F.V. Gibbon and family.
The Gibbons were living there by 1913.
See photo of portraits hanging here in 1913.
Think they left by 1917.

The house is now called The Kings Lodge Hotel (a restaurant, bar and hotel), 28 Bridge Road, Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley.
There is a (perhaps mid-20th century) photo of it hanging on the wall.






The front in the 1910s

  

The front. Photo 1914.
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The front. Photo 1914.
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The front, c.1913.
Scan 1999. Original photo has been destroyed.



The front, when the Gibbons lived there.
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The front today

  

The front. Photo 1998.
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The front. Photo 1998.
Date "1642" over the door.
The LHS door has been moved to the LHS corner, and a new window constructed where the door used to be.
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The front. Photo 2003.
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The front, 2008.
Note panels have been painted.
Photo copyright Jaffer Bhimji. Used here with permission. Reproduction prohibited.
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The back in the 1910s



The back. "View of back of house taken from the orchard, Apr 1913".
Scan 1999. Original photo has been destroyed.



The back, when the Gibbons lived there.
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Lawn House for sale.
Picture is of the back.
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The back today

  

The back. Photo 2003.
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The Royal crest

The Royal crest (NOT the Gibbon crest) is over the fireplace in the lounge.




The Royal crest over the fireplace, when the Gibbons lived there.
Clearly not painted.
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The Royal crest over the fireplace. Photo 1998.
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