Moor Park, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates: 51°37′47″N 0°25′53″W / 51.6298°N 0.4315°W / 51.6298; -0.4315

Moor Park
Moor Park is located in Hertfordshire
Moor Park
Moor Park
 Moor Park shown within Hertfordshire
Population 5,532 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TQ085935
    - London 15.5 mi (24.9 km)  SE
District Three Rivers
Shire county Hertfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORTHWOOD
Postcode district HA6
Post town RICKMANSWORTH
Postcode district WD3
Dialling code 01923
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South West Hertfordshire
List of places
UK
England
Hertfordshire

Moor Park is a private residential estate in the Three Rivers District of Hertfordshire, England. Located approximately 15.5 miles (24.9 km) northwest of central London and adjacent to the Greater London boundary, it is a suburban residential development.

History[edit]

It takes its name from Moor Park, a country house which was originally built in 1678–9 for James, Duke of Monmouth, and was reconstructed in the Palladian style circa 1720 by Giacomo Leoni. It is built on what used to be an area of Ruislip Moor, which is where the name Moor Park originates. The house and grounds are now occupied by Moor Park Golf Club.

Moor Park was located in the ancient parish of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire,[2] on the boundary with the parish of Ruislip, Middlesex.[3]

Geography[edit]

The area borders Northwood in Greater London to the south. The estate consists of around 6 square miles (16 km2) of gated, private roads; extending from Ruislip Woods through to Northwood, and finishing at Merchant Taylors' School. The majority of the area lies in the Northwood post town and the HA6 postcode district. The surrounding neighbourhood consists mostly of upscale houses, some dating back to the original 1930s developments. Moor Park has large Muslim, Jewish, Sikh and Asian communities, and many homeowers commute to London via Moor Park tube station on the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moor Park and Eastbury Ward, Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics
  2. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43298
  3. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22444

External links[edit]

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