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BUCKDEN: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835]
(unless otherwise stated)

"BUCKDEN, a parish in the hundred of TOSELAND, county of HUNTINGDON, 4 miles (S.W. by W.) from Huntingdon, containing 973 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, rated in the king's books at £ 8, and in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Bishop' of Lincoln. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has: a> tower surmounted by an elegant spire, and contains: the-remains of some of the bishops of Lincoln, to one of whom the manor was granted by the abbot of Ely, in the reign of Henry I.; the episcopal palace is a venerable structure; and there are vestiges of an ancient monastic building. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The Grand Junction canal passes through the parish, and the river Nine has its source in the neighbourhood. Robert Raymond, in 1761, bequeathed a rent-charge of £10 for the instruction of children 5 and a charity school has been established by means of a bequest, in 1778, of £200 from Dr. Greenlate, Bishop of Lincoln."

[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2010]