Rawdon House

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Rawdon House is a building in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England. It was built in 1622 by Marmaduke Rawdon,[1] and extended in 1879. The Jacobean and Victorian wings of the building are Grade II* listed.[2] In 1898 it became St Monica's Priory, a convent of Augustinian canonesses, a use that lasted to 1969.[3][4]

Guilielma Maria Penn, wife of William Penn, died in Hoddesdon in 1694, and tradition has it that she was staying then at Rawdon House.[5]


  • Howard M. Jenkins, T. P., Thomas Freame, G. C. and William Benjamin Penn, The Family of William Penn (continued), The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography Vol. 22, No. 3 (1898), pp. 326-349. Published by: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20085804


  1. ^ "Hoddesdon, Urban and Rural". An inventory of the historical monuments in Hertfordshire. Institute of Historical Research. 1910. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. ^ British Listed Buildings, listing for Rawdon House.
  3. ^ ourbroxbourne.org.uk, Rawdon House, A seventeenth-century house by Nicholas Blatchley
  4. ^ William Page (editor) (1912). "Parishes: Broxbourne with Hoddesdon". A History of the County of Hertford: volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Jenkins, Freame, and Penn, p. 348.

Coordinates: 51°45′28″N 0°00′43″W / 51.75777°N 0.01208°W / 51.75777; -0.01208