Bromyard Bishops Palace

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameBromyard Bishops Palace
Alternative Names
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishBromyard And Winslow

The Bishop's Palace is recorded in the C13 and C14 when it was visted by the Bishop's of Hereford, but it ceased to be used as a palace from 1356. From this time only the farm buildings were maintained. The palace was located by Duncumb (1812), adjoining churchyard to SW. The palace itself (probably not a very prestigious building) may have been replaced by the C19 vicarage c 1800. Documentary evidence indicates there was a ruined building with walls 4 foot to 5 foot high adjoining the churchyard in 1574, said to be the college (of priests), but possibly ruins of palace.

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO654547
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