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Originally titled Shenley Hill House, there has been a mansion building on this site since the 14th century. Set in 16 acres of park and woodland the current mansion was designed by FT Baggallay and built in 1906. It was renamed Shenley Hall after a fire destroyed the original building.
In 1914 the building was extended by one of Britain 's most celebrated architects Sir Edwin Lutyens, however the first World War cancelled completion of this work. Lutyens is best remembered for designing the Cenotaph in Whitehall . Further additions to the property were made during the 30's and the pseudo Georgian style East Wing was completely rebuilt in the mid-80's.
Designated a Grade II List Building, Shenley Hall has also been extensively used as a film and television location for programmes such as the Avengersand the Saint.
Approached by a large driveway, Shenley Hall offers a tranquil environment with plenty of parking and comfortable hospitality areas. The carefuly maintained grounds boast many fine trees, formal gardens, woodland area and cultivated lawns, as well as fountains, a rose garden and a charming lily pond full of carp
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