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3 Mill Lane, Linton

3 Mill Lane, The Millicent House, LInton

History of the Millicent House

Listed Building:

House. C17 rebuild of earlier, perhaps C16 house, with C18 extensions. Timber-framed with rough cast render, C20 brick plinth.

Historic England

Pump next to 3 Green Lane, Linton

W M Palmer wrote in 1913:

This house was the cradle of the Millicent family who became wealthy, and from whom Barham came to Pembroke College. … This site can be traced back to 1270 when the freehold was sold to Richard de Swaffham, clerk. The garden then abutted on the old market but has been much reduced since. It has been in possession of the Millicent family since 1420. … In this house was born John Millicent, who acted as spy for the Government during the dissolution of the monasteries, and amassed a fortune thereby, buying the Manor and Priory of Barham.


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