Has been described as a Possible Palace (Royal)

There are no visible remains

Alternative Names
Historic CountryHuntingdonshire
Modern AuthorityCambridgeshire
1974 AuthorityCambridgeshire
Civil ParishBrampton

Former royal residence and hunting lodge at Brampton documented in the reign of Henry I, extant in 1251, but destroyed by floods by 1348. A favourite residence of Henry I, but largely ignored by the Plantagenet Kings. King John granted it to David, Earl of Huntingdon in 1202. The hall and other buildings are documented there in 1251, but it was stated in 1348 that it been destroyed by floods. (PastScape)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTL220705
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  • Colvin, H.M., Brown, R.Allen and Taylor, A.J., 1963, The history of the King's Works Vol. 2: the Middle Ages (London: HMSO) p. 901-2
  • Page, Wm , Proby, Granville and Ladds, S. Inskip (eds), 1936, VCH Huntingdonshire Vol. 3 p. 13-14