The frontage of the Biggin,asubstantial house which was built on the site of the medieval Nostell Priory monks'cell.It has been the residence of several well know families;D'Arcy,Gascoigne,Fairfax and Goodricks.It was also to become the home of Charles Allanson,M.P. for Ripon.
In 1842/3 the Biggin was leased to Dr. Benjamin Bentley Haigh and became Bramham College, a prestigious school for boys. It was much extended to include a large hall,a theatre,gymnasiuim and cloisters. The huge Grecian styl refectory culminated in a glass dome.The life of the college was shortlived,however,when in 1869 cholera struck and Dr. Haigh and several pupils died.All the additional buildings were demolised leaving the Biggin in its original state where it reverted to a private residence. The stone was used in the rebuilding of Bramham Park in 1907. Bramham Biggin is on the opposite side of the A1 to Bramham village.