Wall Hall

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Wall Hall

Wall Hall, originally known as Aldenham Abbey, is a country house at Aldenham in Hertfordshire.


The house, which was built in the gothic style for George Woodford Thelluson, a wealthy banker, was completed in 1802.[1] It was then acquired by Admiral Sir Charles Pole, 1st Baronet in 1812.[2] The house passed to William Stuart, Pole's son-in-law, and then remained in the Stuart family until 1910 when it became the property of the banker J. P. Morgan, Jr..[3]

After use during the Second World War as a home for Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., the United States ambassador, the house became a teacher training college.[1] It was later used as a residence by the University of Hertfordshire until 2003[4] after which it was re-developed into luxury flats.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Wall Hall (Aldenham Abbey)". Dicamillo Companion. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Sir Charles Pole, 1st Baronet". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Thellusson and Pole families: Title deeds and map of Wall Hall Estate, Aldenham, 1550-1923". National Archives. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  4. ^ Khan, Mobeena (22 July 2009). "The 'Mansion'". Herts Memories (Hertfordshire County Council). Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Wall Hall Estate" (PDF). Hertfordshire County Council. Retrieved 31 October 2019.

Coordinates: 51°40′58″N 0°21′25″W / 51.6827°N 0.3569°W / 51.6827; -0.3569