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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Hilfield Castle



Hilfield Castle

Peter Sellers's house Pavor Manor in Kubrick's Lolita.

Location: Hilfield Lane, near Aldenham and Bushey, Hertfor

Description: This palatial gothic mansion on the Northern outskirts of London dates back to 1798-99, when it was built by architect Jeffry Wyatt for Hon. George Villiers.

The gardens contain a good-sized reservoir built by French prisoners of war in the 1790s.

It became a Grade II* listed building on 1st of June 1984.

Borehamwood Studios is only 3 miles away and is perfectly located to be used in several TV series and films, including Stanley Kubrick's 1962 picture Lolita when it served as Peter Sellers's Pavor Manor.

It also featured in George Pollock's 1963 film Murder at the Gallop.

It can also be seen in the 1969-70 Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) episode For the Girl Who Has Everything when it was occupied by Lois Maxwell.


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Hilfield Castle

Peter Sellers's house Pavor Manor in Kubrick's Lolita.


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