Rickmansworth, from Solomon's Hill 1870
Chalfont House 1870
Moor Park 1870
Jordan's Meeting House 1870
Basing House, Rickmansworth 1870
Church Street, Rickmansworth in 1870
Rickmansworth Park House c1890
Baptist Church 1870 Bedford Monument, Chenies 1870 Temple, Moor Park 1870
The Bury 1870
These enhanced computer generated images were created by the author from original early albumen paper photographs.
They are some of the earliest photographs ever taken of Rickmansworth and the buildings in the surrounding district.
Click image to view in greater detail. Higher resolution copies are available on request.
The photographs were originally taken in 1870 by Henri Victor Lemenager of Bushey, except for the photographs of
Church Street, Chalfont House, The Cedars, Basing House, Milton's Cottage and the Baptist Church, which were taken
by Jabez Croft of Rickmansworth around the same time.
There are two photographs of Rickmansworth, taken from Solomon's Hill, before the arrival of the railway
at this location; each taken from slightly different vantage points and about an hour apart.
From the locality are photographs of Glen-Chess Loudwater, The Bury Rickmansworth, Church Street Rickmansworth,
Basing House Rickmansworth, Park House Rickmansworth, The Cedars Chorleywood,
Rickmansworth Baptist Church, Rickmansworth Lodge, The Grove and Cassiobury Park, Watford,
Moor Park House and the Temple within the Park, Harefield Church, Chalfont House at Chalfont St.Peter,
Milton's Cottage in Chalfont St.Giles, Jordans Meeting House and Chenies' Mausoleum together with
the First Duke of Bedford's Monument. The Cedars was newly built in 1865.
All these buildings still exist except for Cassiobury and Rickmansworth Park House.
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