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For Trent Park’s wartime role, the following books are suggested further reading:

The M Room: Secret Listeners who Bugged the Nazis in WW2 by Helen Fry

Tapping Hitler’s Generals: Transcripts of Secret Conversations 1942 – 45 by Sonke Neitzel

Spymaster: The Secret Life of Kendrick by Helen Fry

Soldaten – On Fighting, Killing and Dying: The Secret Second World War Tapes of German POWs by Sonke Neitzel and Harald Welzer


.For Trent Park’s pre-war Sassoon period, the following books are of suggested reading:

Charmed Life: The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon by Damian Collins

Geoffrey de Mandeville: A Study of the Anarchy by John Horace Round

Sassoon: The Worlds of Philip and Sybil by Peter Stansky

The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars by Adrian Tinniswood

Trent Park: A Short History to 1939 by Stephen Doree



If you would like to read more about the wider history of Trent Park the following links contain useful free information:

Trent Park Tattletales – The London Mansion where 63 Nazi Generals lived in luxury by Jerome M O’Connor – read here

The Secret Listeners – the website of the 2012 HLF funded project at Trent Park by Pascal Theatre Company can be found here

Trent Park: A History by Patrick Campbell

The Story of Enfield Chase by Stanley Jackson

A Concise History of Trent Country Park by Alan Mitellas – download the PDF booklet here

General history of Trent Country Park by Patrick Baty – read part one here and part two here


Conservation Area and Historic England Listing Details

Trent Park, including the historic mansion and grounds are located within the Trent Park Conservation Area – the 2015 Character Appraisal can be dowloaded here.

Trent Park is Grade II listed on the Historic England register for Parks and Gardens. The following structures within the park are also Grade II listed (all  listing details can be found on Historic England’s website here):

  • Trent Park House
  • Monument to south-west, near the east end of the avenue of park (Duchess’s Column)
  • Monument to south-west, near the west end of the avenue of park (Duke’s Column)
  • Obelisk near north-west angle of park Statue of Actaeon to left of main entrance to mansion Statue of Venus to right of main entrance to mansion
  • Pair of gate piers, approximately 25 metres to south-west of main entrance of mansion
  • Urn on pedestal approximately 120 metres north-west of mansion
  • Statue on north-west end of terrace of mansion
  • Pair of sphinxes flanking steps on east side of terrace
  • Orangery with front terrace and wall with sphinxes
  • Pergola, known as Wisteria Walk to south-east of former stable block
  • Gate pier with gate at south-east end of Wisteria Walk
  • 59 Sculptures to north-east and north-west of terrace of the mansion
  • Statue approximately 20 metres north-east of terrace at Trent Park Statue approximately 12 metres north-west of terrace at Trent Park
  • Front Lodge at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road
  • West entrance gateway to Trent Park, Cockfosters Road
  • Bollards at west entrance gateway to Trent Park, Cockfosters Road