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Caen Wood, Middlesex

Historical Description

Caen-Wood, a seat adjacent to the west side of Highgate, in Middlesex. It belonged formerly to Lord Bute, and belongs now to the Earl of Mansfield. The house is in the Ionic style, after a design by Adams, and contains valuable paintings and portraits. The Fifth Monarchy men in 1661 took refuge in the grounds, and were attacked here by the Guards.

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