Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Egerton House

An Elizabethan manor house, Egerton House, stands on Berkhamsted High Street. It was probably built during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I by Thomas Egerton, an ancestor of the Earls of Bridgewater. Behind the property is a large garden. In 1842 it is purchased by the Countess of Bridgewater, widow of John Egerton, 7th Earl of Bridgewater, and she donates a large part of the land to the Parish of Great Berkhamsted.