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 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, 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, 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.