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A history of Buckden Towers from 1086
The site known as Buckden Towers has a rich history spanning over 900 years.
For much of that time, as Buckden Palace, it had been home to the Bishops of Lincoln. It is listed in the Domesday Survey of 1086
as a manor belonging to the Bishop of Lincoln, valued at just over £16, consisting of a church, a mill, a few cottages and a wood a mile square.
The current Church of St Hugh takes its name from the great Hugh of Avalon who was Bishop of Lincoln from 1186 to 1200. St Hugh was a holy Bishop and a valiant statesman who was always prepared to make a stand even if his views brought him into conflict with King Henry II, his successor Richard I or the primate, Archbishop Hubert.