Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - The Avenue, Hatfield Park

Hatfield Park

THE AVENUE, HATFIELD PARK.

In every way the grounds that surround Hatfield House are worthy of the Marquis of Salisbury's splendid mansion, and that is saying a great deal. One of the chief features of the Park is the noble avenue of trees, of which a picture is given above; and a grand old oak is pointed out as having marked the boundary within which the Princess Elizabeth was restricted, when virtually imprisoned here. Hatfield is easily accessible from London-it is within ten miles of King's Cross-and it is not surprising that the Park should be a very popular resort ; but the objectionable behaviour of injudicious picnic parties has rendered necessary the imposition of certain regulations as to the admission of the public.