Cecil Lodge, the seat of Lady Talbot, Herts
View of Cecil Lodge in Abbots Langley. It is thought that the house was built in the 1760s for the Legrand family. The house is described in a local newspaper advertisement when it was put up for sale in the 1820s, it reads,
“The house is seated on a lawn with carriage sweep in front, double entrance gates; containing a handsome entrance hall, paned, with a portico in front; an excellent dining- parlour, with bowed end, an elegant drawing room, library opening to a beautiful conservatory, study, etc, all fitted in a tasteful manner; French windows opening to the lawn; a commodious staircase, with two dressing rooms, water closet &c, four secondary bedchambers, and two smaller ones on the upper floor, with a roomy landing and store closets”.