Loudwater is a village in Hertfordshire, England, near the border of the county with Buckinghamshire. It is on the north bank of the River Chess just to the east of Junction 18 of the M25 motorway, north of Rickmansworth. The name Loudwater is an old name for the River Chess. The 2001 population was 1,242, with, in 2002, nearly a quarter being millionaires, the highest concentration of any community in the United Kingdom. It is in the civil parish of Tylers Green and Loudwater.
Archaeological finds at Loudwater Farm of pottery, tiles and coins indicate that Loudwater was probably the site of a villa and water mill occupied by Germanic settlers in the 4th and 5th centuries CE.
Loudwater House in Loudwater, which had a park of 150 acres (60 ha), contained a pioneering central heating system in 1837. It was later occupied by Joseph d'Aguilar Samuda, MP. The house was converted into eleven flats in the mid-20th century.
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