Address Stocks House Stocks Rd, Aldbury, Tring HP23 5RX, UK

A Georgian manor house dating from 1773, the Stocks House has entered history in a curious way. A monument with a tumultuous past, taken over by the Gallagher brothers in 1997.

Since its emergence, the Stocks House has been passed from hand to hand. Once, it was here that the novelist Mary Augusta Ward lived and worked. Then the place became a boarding house for girls. 1972 was the year of a brutal change when Victor Lownes, a bigwig from Playboy magazine, bought it and organized his legendary parties. Parties attended by Jack Nicholson, Mick Jagger, John Cleese and Ringo Starr. It is also here that an episode of The Avengers was filmed and a part of the video clip of Our House by Madness. Bought and transformed into a residence in 2004, the building has since undergone an ambitious renovation during which the swimming pool was moved.

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