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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) (1 comment)
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 imageUndated. Bramham College opened in January 1843. The Principal was Doctor Benjamin Bentley Haigh and he was assisted by his two sons, Edward and Stanhope. The College catered for the educational needs of the sons of respectable families and was much extended to provide excellent facilities. Doctor Bentley first leased Bramham Biggin, formerly a private residence, plus 130 acres of parkland. The college fell into a decline after the death of Doctor Haigh and some of the pupils in a cholera outbreak in 1869. This building eventually became derelict until it was demolished in 1903 to provide stone for the rebuilding of Bramham Park. The original Bramham Biggin still stands and has reverted to a private residence once more.
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