Moor Park, Hertfordshire

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Moor Park
Moor Park is located in Hertfordshire
Moor Park
Moor Park
Moor Park shown within Hertfordshire
Population5,532 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ085935
• London15.5 mi (24.9 km) SE
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORTHWOOD
Postcode districtHA6
Post townRICKMANSWORTH
Postcode districtWD3
Dialling code01923
PoliceHertfordshire
FireHertfordshire
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
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51°37′47″N 0°25′53″W / 51.6298°N 0.4315°W / 51.6298; -0.4315Coordinates: 51°37′47″N 0°25′53″W / 51.6298°N 0.4315°W / 51.6298; -0.4315

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]

The Saloon, Moor Park, Hertfordshire, William Bruce Ellis Ranken

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 is around 6 square miles (16 km2) in size, with 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 Jewish, Hindu and Sikh communities, and many homeowners 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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