Shendish Manor

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Shendish Manor

Shendish Manor is a country house at Apsley in Hertfordshire.

History[edit]

The history of Shendish Manor goes back to the 13th century when Ralf de Chenduit was granted land in the area.[1] Ralf de Chenduit's family built a manor on the site in about 1300; it passed to Richard and Alice Parker in about 1364, to John Cheyne, the local squire, in about 1560 and then to John Beale, a London grocer, in about 1650.[1] It changed hands many times before coming into the ownership of Charles Longman, a publisher, in 1853.[1] It passed down the Longman family and was used as a British Army camp during World War I.[2] Henry Longman sold the property in 1936 to John Dickinson Stationery who used it as a sports and social club.[2] In 1994 it became a hotel and conference centre.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Story of Shendish". Hemel Today. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Shendish Manor". Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Shendish Manor". Retrieved 10 August 2013.