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Great Tower and St.Mary's church
Buckden shown within Cambridgeshire
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The village, situated on the old Great North Road, was bypassed by the A1 in 1962. A roundabout connects the village with the bypass and B661 (Perry Road for nearby Grafham Water), and also provides access to a Shell filling station. Accessible through the village are The Offords via the B1043. Brampton is accessed through a grade-separated junction just north of the village on the A1. A long-planned improvement scheme for the A14 may see the road diverted north of the village to run parallel with the A1.
Formerly on the Great North Road (A1) out of London, Buckden is the location of Buckden Towers (or Buckden Palace), one of the many former residences of the Bishop of Lincoln. Buckden Towers also held Catherine of Aragon for a short period of time before she was moved to Kimbolton Castle.
The village has a C of E Primary School and a Day Nursery. There is a library and three village pubs — The George, The Vine and The Lion Hotel — all located on High Street. The church is dedicated to St Mary. There is Waterside Leisure Club to the east and a village club. There are regular buses on route 65/66 to St Neots, Huntingdon and Tesco (Huntingdon store).
- Robert Grosseteste (c. 1175–1253), scholastic philosopher, statesman and bishop of Lincoln, died at Buckden.
- Catherine of Aragon (1485–1536), divorced queen of Henry VIII, was confined at Buckden Towers in July 1533–May 1534.
- Thomas Barlow (1608/9–1619), religious writer and bishop of Lincoln, died at Buckden.
- Thomas Pepys (1634–1664), a tailor and younger brother of Samuel Pepys, sold a house in Stirtloe, part of Buckden, in 1611/12.
- Richard Reynolds (1674–1743), bishop of Lincoln active against the Walpole ministry in the House of Lords, was buried in Buckden church.
- Edward Mann Langley (1851–1933), mathematician, was born in Buckden.
- John Leslie Green (1888–1916), born in Buckden, was awarded the Victoria Cross, for valour ending with his own death at the Battle of Loos on 1 July 1916.
- Lionel Powys-Maurice (1899–1991), the county cricketer with Northants, died in Buckden.
- Chris Morris (born 1962 in Buckden), is a comedian and director known for his black humour.
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- The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 11 February 1611/12.
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