Artist: Batty, R. M
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
View of Balls Park House in Hertfordshire. The house, which dates from the reign of Charles I, is described by Chauncy and quoted in Cussan’s ‘History of Hertfordshire’:
"Sir John Harrison built a fairly stately fabric of Brick in the Middle of a Warren consisting of a square pile with a court in the middle thereof, every side equally fronted and exactly uniform. The ceilings within the House wrought with several and distinct patterns of Fretwork, the steps in the great Staircase wainscoted in Panes, the Hall paved with black and white marble; It stands towering upon a Hill, from whence is seen a most plesant and delicious prospect."
A Further Education College was opened at Balls Park by Hertfordshire County Council in 1947, as a residential training college for female teachers.