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The Castle, Church Lane, Leighton Bromswold

History of the Castle

Listed Building:

House, formerly a vicarage and originally a gatehouse. 1616 by Sir Gervaise Clifton to designs by John Thorpe (Soane Museum). Altered as a dwelling mid C17 and later perhaps c.1700, with modifications and additions c.1904 by the Church Commissioners, reusing material from Stow Longa Manor House, Cambridgeshire.

Historic England


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