A former home of the Gordon family, of gin fame, and nearly ten acres of ground at Chorleywood are still for sale, four years after Hertfordshire County Council put the property on the market.

The council had originally earmarked the site in Rickmansworth Road for a new secondary school, but the plans were dropped when part of the land was taken for the future M25.

The 50-year-old house of little historical value, is being used as accommodation for teachers.

Several prospective buyers have shown an interest in the property edged by main road and future motorway, but most development plans have been turned down by Three Rivers’ planners.

[From the Watford Observer of August 27, 1982]

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