Wall Hall Campus, University of Hertfordshire

The "Mansion"

By Mobeena Khan

Wall Hall Mansion
Mobeena Khan

This is the front of the “mansion” building that was part of the Wall Hall Campus of the University of Hertfordshire that was closed in approx 2003.  The School of Humanities was based there as were the PGCE students and a great time was had by all! 

American connection?

There were lots of rumours about the buildings (one of which was that JFK’s father, who was apparently the American ambassador at the time stayed there) but not many were verified. 

It was a beautiful building and a lovely place to study at, even though transportation could be a bit difficult…

This page was added on 22/07/2009.

Comments about this page

  • I studied at Wall Hall 1964-67. As others have said a beautiful location but isolated. My first year was in Bingham 5. In the second year a friend and I were the first two students allowed to live off campus in Holywell Hill, St Albans with the head of the Art School. It was back to Farm for the third year.

    By Margaret (25/11/2017)
  • I studied here between 1973 and 1976 A beautiful location but rather isolated ( a very long walk down the drive). I remember the unreliable Shenley bus and often walked back to accomodation in Radlett. Brilliant History department, my tutor was Dr Mike Williams.

    By Janet Durie nee Eardley (28/09/2017)
  • Studied here 1973/76.
    Happy days. Beautiful grounds but remember feeling it was quite isolated. Lovely mix of new and old buildings. Spent a year in Binghams.

    By Alison Shaw (nee Page) (27/03/2017)
  • I spent three happy years at this college between 1970 and 1973.  It was a beautiful place to study!  I’m sorry that it has become a housing estate.  I’ve seen it, and I was able to view an exclusive apartment in the Mansion. The new residents are very lucky to live there.  It must be like living in a beautiful park.  Sadly the open air theatre has been neglected and overgrown.  This was about 2009.  So it might have been cleared now!


    By Gail Davis (08/02/2016)

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