The Mansion, Berkhamsted

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    The Mansion, Berkhamsted (on the left)

    The Mansion, Berkhamsted is a historic property on Castle Hill in Berkhamsted. It is a Grade II Listed building.[1]


    The house was designed by George Hubbard and built by H and J Matthews between 1906 and 1908 for Sir John Evans.[1] Evans was a well known archaeologist and geologist who became President of the Geological Society of London.[2] Evans called the house Britwell but, after his death 1908, it was bought by Sir Arthur Cory Wright, a businessman, who renamed it Berkhamsted Hill.[3]

    The house was bought by the Deen family in 1919 and by Sir Richard Ashmole Cooper, a businessman, in 1937.[3] After Cooper's death in 1946, the house was acquired by his family chemicals business which itself was bought by the Wellcome Trust in 1959.[3] The house next came into the ownership of the Pitman-Moore Company, a pharmaceuticals business, who had no further use for it after 1991.[3] Now known as "the Mansion",[1] it became the centre point of a retirement facility known as "Castle Village" in 1999.[4]


    1. ^ a b c "The Mansion". British listed buildings. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
    2. ^ "Sir John Evans: Learned Societies and Awards". Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
    3. ^ a b c d "Looking after the environment" (PDF). Dacorum Council. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
    4. ^ "Our villages". Retirement Villages. Retrieved 1 November 2015.

    Coordinates: 51°46′06″N 0°32′49″W / 51.76823°N 0.54681°W / 51.76823; -0.54681