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'THE BIGGIN' AT HITCHIN, AND THE BISHOP'S PALACE, BUCKDEN

'THE BIGGIN' AT HITCHIN, AND THE BISHOP'S PALACE, BUCKDEN

Next Hitchin Churchyard is an almshouse for elderly women, called the Biggin. It is an old manor house founded on the site of the "Priory of Bigyng " where once dwelt a community of Gilbertine nuns. There is a kind of cloister with wooden pillars, and an old pump. Leaving Hitchin, we soon enter Bedfordshire, and in twenty miles or so are over the next border into Huntingdonshire. At Buckden (lower photographs) are the remains of a palace once owned by the Bishops of Lincoln. We see two views of the fine Tudor gateway of patterned brickwork.

Other pictures from The Great North Road


GATEWAYS TO THE HERTFORDSHIRE HOMES OF TWO HONOURED ENGLISH FAMILIES

HUNTINGDON'S OLD CHURCH AND THE NORTH ROAD CROSSING THE RIVER NENE

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