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Rossway House

Rossway Park Estate is a 1,000 acres (400 ha) country estate located about 0.5 kilometers south of Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, England. The house at the centre of the estate is a Grade II listed building.


The Rossway Park estate, which dates from the 17th century and was then known as Rothway,[1] was bought by Robert Sutton from Highgate in 1802.[2] Charles Stanton Hadden, a coffee planter operating in Ceylon, acquired the estate in 1863, demolished the original mansion and built a new house which was completed in 1867.[3] In 1903 the property passed to Major-General Charles Hadden, a British Army officer who became Master-General of the Ordnance.[2] It then passed to the general's son, Major Adrian Hadden Paton, in 1949 and remained in the hands of the Hadden Paton family[4]:58 until 1998 when it was acquired by Khoo Kay Peng, chairman of MUI Group, which owns a majority stake in the retail chain Laura Ashley.[5]


  1. ^ "Rossway Name Meaning & Rossway Family History at". Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Parishes: Northchurch or Berkhampstead St Mary, A History of the County of Hertford: volume 2". 1908. pp. 245–250. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Main House at Rossway". British listed buildings. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  4. ^ Hastie, Scott (1999). Berkhamsted: an illustrated history. Alpine Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0952863113.
  5. ^ "Judge's anger adds to acrimony of £500m divorce acrimony of Laura Ashley boss Khoo Kay Peng". The Independent. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2020.

Coordinates: 51°45′22″N 0°36′39″W / 51.75615°N 0.61095°W / 51.75615; -0.61095