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The Great Tower, Buckden

History of the Great Tower, Buckden

Listed Building:

Late C15 tower recently restored by the Claretian Mission. Red brick with burnt brick diapering and patterning.

Since Domesday the manor of Buckden had belonged to the Bishop of Lincoln until it was purchased by Sir Arthur Marshall (Marshall and Snelgrove) in late C19. The outer gateway and boundary wall, the inner gatehouse and curtain wall are remains of Buckden Palace built by Bishop John Iiilliams (1625-1642).

Queen Catherine of Aragon resided at the Palace in 1533 and 1534

Historic England


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