Hitchin History Leaflet No 1
The Biggin has a fascinating history stretching back to the 14th century when a Gilbertine Order was founded in Hitchin. Much of the Order’s early history is lost, and little of the original building survives – the present building is largely a late 16th century rebuild. Tony Foster’s short but thorough leaflet was a welcome publication in the early days of Hitchin Historical Society. Reprinted in 1997, second-hand copies are hard to come by!