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Prior Family Donations to the Community


The Prior Family have over the years provided significant assets for the benefit of
the Community of Stanstead Abbotts.

Prior family Donations & Contributions to the Community

Miss Alice L. Prior of Little Netherfield donated Netherfield House to the Salvation Army
 specifically and exclusively to support homeless and disabled soldiers following WW2.
Netherfield House - Gifted for Care of Disabled WWII Soldiers
TheAncestors of the Prior family donated the land for the Baesh Charity to construct the
Alms Houses located at 79-89 Roydon Road
Alms Houses

Colonel H.R.R. Prior donated land to the rear of the Alms Houses to be used as a
Playing Field for Residents of the village
Stanstead Abbotts Playing Field

Colonel H.R.R. Prior sold Land off Netherfield Lane to St. Albans Sand & Gravel.

A condition of the sale put an obligation on St. Albans Sand & Gravel to restore the land
around the lakes created from the Gravel Pits.

The result is the attractive facility of Abbotts Lake
Abbotts Lake



Miss Alice L. Prior provided the land at Rye Mead for the construction of
the sewage treatment plant.
Rye Mead Sewage Works

Colonel H.R.R. Prior provided the land for the Rye Mead Nature Reserve

Rye Mead Nature Reserve
and Rye Mead Bird Park
RSPB Reserve

Miss A.L. Prior provided the land for the Rye House Kart Circuit.
Rye House Go Karting

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