Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BUCKDEN

BUCKDEN, a village and a parish in St. Neots district, Huntingdonshire. The village stands near the Kettering and Cambridge railway, 4 miles SW of Huntingdon; and has a post office‡ under Huntingdon, a r. station, and an inn. The parish includes also Stirtloe hamlet. Acres, 3,590. Real property, £9,547. Pop., 1,099. Houses, 274. The manor was given, in the time of Henry I., to the bishops of Lincoln. The residence of the bishops, an ancient, moated, brick structure, was here till 1838; and then authority was given, by order in council, to pull it down and apply the proceeds towards the providing of a new palace. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £300.* Patron, the Bishop of Peterborough. The church is a handsome edifice, with a spire; and was recently repaired. There are two Methodist chapels, an endowed school for boys, a national school for girls, four alms-houses, and other charities £140. Bishop Maltby of Durham was vicar.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Buckden CP/AP       St Neots PLU/RegD       Huntingdonshire AncC
Place: Buckden

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