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Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England. Geographical and Historical information from 1750.
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.
[Transcribed information from Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer of England - 1750]
(unless otherwise stated)
"BOURN-HALL, (Cambridgeshire) 8 m. N. W. from Shengay, in the road from Cambridge to Oxford, and near that from London to Berwick, had anciently a castle, the barony of one Pigot, and also of the Pewells, from whom it went, by marriage, to Gilbert Peche, the last of whose family made K. Edward I. his heir. This castle was burnt down in the barons wars in the R. of Henry III. Here was formerly a chantry, and Mr. Haggen had lately a seat here."
[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2011]