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Biggin Abbey

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2339 / 52°14'2"N

Longitude: 0.1766 / 0°10'35"E

OS Eastings: 548738

OS Northings: 261757

OS Grid: TL487617

Mapcode National: GBR M89.X23

Mapcode Global: VHHK4.03QT

Plus Code: 9F4265MG+HM

Entry Name: Biggin Abbey

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1178408

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50579

Location: Fen Ditton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB5

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Fen Ditton

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Fen Ditton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Farmhouse. Late C14 with C17 additions and alterations. Cement
rendered limestone and clunch and local C17 brick. Concrete
tile copings to main gable parapets. Modern red pantiles and
old plain tile roofs. Two storey main range, one storey and
attic extensions to south west. South east elevation has
lateral buttresses of three stages and rendered plinth. Three
replacement first floor two-light casement windows. Main
entrance to left hand with panelled door. Inserted C17 stack
originally with shaped shafts partly rebuilt to right hand. C17
gable extensions of perhaps two building periods with parapet
gable and stack and end stack to lower range. Yellow and red
local brick with band and chequer patterning. Modern
fenestration; one dormer window and four ground floor windows
of various sizes. Boarded door to right hand. For interior
details and reconstruction of original building see R.C.H.M.
East Cambs. The farmhouse is a surviving part of the residence
of The Bishops of Ely and was visited by Henry III, Edward I and
Edward II, it was once moated. A small attic room known as the
'Monks Prison' may have been used as a chapel and was described
by Wm Cole.
Cole, Wm. Watercolour 1768
R.C.H.M.: East Cambs p. 58, mon. 5.
Relhan (1754-1823), Watercolour C.A.S. Collection
C.A.S. Col XLVIII, 1955 pp. 1-5. Chadwick, D.V.M.

Listing NGR: TL4873861757

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