Rossway

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Rossway House

Rossway Park 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.

History[edit]

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] 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rossway Name Meaning & Rossway Family History at Ancestry.com". www.ancestry.com. 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. ^ Haste, p. 58
  5. ^ "Laura Ashley chief's 'prisoner wife' in £500m divorce battle: Estranged spouse says husband rationed her food and wouldn't let her leave without permission". Daily Mail. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2014.

Sources[edit]

  • Haste, Scott (1999). Berkhamsted: an illustrated history. Alpine Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0952863113.

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