The House from a circa 1915 postcard
House & Family History: The manor of Biggin was originally held by the abbots of Peterborough; during the Dissolution of the Monasteries the manor passed to Katherine Parr, then to the Russell family; by 1688 Biggin was a seat of William Herbert, 1st Marquess of Powis. The Herbert family sold the Estate to James Joye in 1724.
Country Life: CXVI, 1758, 1852, 1954.
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Watts-Russell family; here since 1822.
Past Seat / Home of: Katherine Parr, 16th century. Russell family, 16th century. William Herbert, 1st Marquess of Powis, late 17th century. James Joye, 18th century. Jesse Watts-Russell, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No