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Subject: Re: Walden [manor], Essex
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 19:04:45 EST
In a message dated 16/01/02 10:02:15 GMT Standard Time,
> > What is the present-day equivalent to the Bohun manor of Walden? Is
> > it Saffron Walden? Also, I have many of the 13th-14th century Bohuns
> > (including Elizabeth, Countess of Hereford, daughter of Edward I)
> > buried in a Walden Abbey in Essex. Is that correct, or should it be
> > Waltham Abbey in Essex?
> > The reason I ask is I'm planning my first trip to the UK in April, and
> > I'd like to see the former Bohun places in Essex. I found Pleshey,
> > but have been unable to determine this Walden Abbey's modern-day
> > equivalent.
> I'm not sure about "Castle Walden" - I'd like to clarify the business of
> "Henry de Bohun" and the later descent of the manor.
> The site of Walden Abbey is now occupied by Audley End, a huge Jacobean
> mansion built by the Audleys.
Walden became Saffron Walden following its fame as a market for saffron