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Richings, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Ritchings or Richings, a seat in Iver parish, Bucks, near the boundary with Middlesex, 1½ mile N by E of Colnbrook. It belonged to Lord Bathurst, was the resort of all the chief literati of his time, passed in 1739 to the Earl of Hertford, figured then in connection with Pope, Shenstone, Thomson, and other poets, was inhabited also by the Duchess of Somerset, passed to the Sullivans, and belongs now to the Meeking family. One of the walks in the grounds is still known as Pope's Walk.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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