From a Hoddesdon resident
Rawdon House is an impressive red-brick house at the south end of the High Street in Hoddesdon, and was built by Marmaduke Rawdon in 1622. Over the years, it has also been known as St Monica’s Priory (1898-1969), Hoddesdon House and Hoddesdon Great House. During the early 1800s it was a girl’s school, but now the building is used as offices.
Rawdon House does have a royal connection, with King James I visiting on several occasions whilst he was staying at Theobalds, near Cheshunt.