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A Guided Walk through the former High Leigh Estate, including Barclay Park
June 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm£5
Walk to be led by Tina Rowland – Meet at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesden
This walk will explore the former High Leigh Estate and Barclay Park in Hoddesdon to see evidence of the work done by the firm of James Pulham and Son of Broxbourne. Tina Rowland has recently researched this site and she will show us surviving features, including a grotto and cave, all believed to be by the Pulhams. High Leigh has been described as ‘probably one of the best, if not the best Pulham site in Hertfordshire, in terms of accessibility, variety and extent of remains. ‘
The High Leigh mansion and 40 acres of the grounds were sold to First Conference Estate Ltd in 1922. In the 1930s the Barclay family gave the gift of the estate’s former parkland to the town of Hoddesdon as an amenity space named Barclay Park and it opened in 1937. Smaller areas of land were conveyed in 1954 giving a park area of about 18 acres.
Members are responsible for their own transport and refreshments. Reservation and payment for places on the walk to Mrs Liz Carlin, using the flyer below. Each applicant will receive detailed information on the location, timing and precise meeting point for each walk, together with advice on suitable clothing and footwear and contact details for the Walk leader.