Redbourn House Portico
On 15th June 2019, Redbourn villagers and guests, including museum patron Sir Simon Bowes-Lyon, celebrated the unveiling of the Redbourn House Portico in the grounds of the local history museum at Silk Mill House on Redbourn Common.
This was the culmination of a 3-year project initiated by Museum Trustees, co-ordinated by Graham Lawrence with architect Charles Milner and wide fundraising support from the village and beyond.
The Portico was originally the doorway of Redbourn House, a grand mansion that once stood in the High Street and was visited by H. M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother as a young girl, as it was owned by the Bowes-Lyon family.
After Redbourn House was demolished in 1955, the doorway was re-erected in St. Albans outside the museum in Hatfield Road, where it remained for over 60 years.
Now it has a new home back in Redbourn, and it looks magnificent.
Portico on Redbourn House in the High Street
Many more photographs of Redbourn are available by searching through the Geoff Webb collection on Herts Memories