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Bramham Biggin (Bramham) (1 comment)
Black & White imageDecember 1903. Image shows the Biggin, a large residence on three storeys once part of Bramham College within the Bramham Park Estate. Bramham Biggin is on the opposite side of the A1 to Bramham village. This view is taken from the side.
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Bramham Biggin (Bramham) (3 comments)
Black & White imageDecember 1903. The frontage of the Biggin, a substantial house which was built on the site of the medieval Nostell Priory monks' cell. It has been the residence of several well known 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 style 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.
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Bramham Biggin (Bramham)
Black & White imageDecember 1903. Side view of the Biggin, a large private residence, once the home of Charles Allanson, M.P. for Ripon. It became part of Bramham College in 1842/3 when it was leased, along with 130 acres of parks and gardens, to Dr. Benjamin Bentley Haigh. It flourished as an educational establishment for the sons of leading Yorkshire families and was much extended. Unfortunately, cholera struck in 1869 and, with the death of Doctor Haigh, the school declined. The additional buildings were demolished and the Biggin reverted to a private residence.
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Bramham College (Bramham)
Black & White imageNovember 1903. Image shows a derelict Bramham College shortly before demolition.Once part of a well respected educational establishment for boys, it had closed down not long after the death of its founder,Doctor Benjamin Bentley Haigh,from Cholera in 1869. The stone was re-used to restore Bramham Park around 1906, after it had stood uninhabitable for nearly eight years after severe fire damage in 1828.
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Bramham College (Bramham)
Black & White image1903. Image shows the referctory at Bramham College shortly before demolition. The College opened in 1843 by Dr.Benjamin Bentley Haigh when he leased Bramham Biggin, a private residence. He substantially extended the building to include this Grecian Style refectory with what was once an elegant glass dome.The refectory was huge measuring 60x35x22 feet. Dr Haigh succumbed,along with several of his pupils,to an outbreak of cholera from which he died in 1869. The College fell into a decline and was eventually vacated and became derelict as seen here.It was demolished in 1903 and the stone re-used for the restoration of the fire-gutted Bramham Park in 1906.
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