London Inn of the Bishop of Carlisle

Has been described as a Certain Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameLondon Inn of the Bishop of Carlisle
Alternative NamesCarlisle House; Russell House; Bedford House
Historic CountryLondon and Middlesex
Modern AuthorityLondon Borough of Westminster
1974 AuthorityGreater London
Civil ParishCity Of Westminster

London Inn of the Bishop of Carlisle in Strand with garden extending to Thames.

The history of the London house of the see of Carlisle is somewhat fragmentary. Early in the sixteenth century the bishop occupied 'Carlisle Place,' west of Temple Bar; but how long this house had belonged to the see is quite uncertain. Carlisle Place is said to have been the seat of the Earls of Worcester, from whom it passed to 'Henry, Duke of Beaufort.' This must have been Henry Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, who was beheaded in April 1464. Hence Carlisle Place cannot have belonged to the bishops much before the end of the fifteenth century, and it may not have been the first residence which they owned in London. (Niemeyer)

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OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ304806
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  • Schofield, J., 1995, Medieval London Houses (Yale University Press) p. 212 No. 158
  • Jenkinson, W., 1921, The Royal and Bishop's Palaces in Old London (London: S.P.C.K.) p. 61
  • Chancellor, E. Beresford, 1912, The annals of the Strand (Chapman & Hall) p. 282
  • Niemeyer, N., 1911, 'Introductory Chapter' in Rait, R.S. (ed), English Episcopal Palaces (Province of York) (London; Constable & Co) p. 25-6 online copy


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  • Agas, c. 1558, map of London


  • Kingsford, C.L., 1916, 'Historical Notes on Medieval London Houses (Part 1)' London Topographical Record Vol. 10 p. 83-5


  • Payne, Naomi, 2003, The medieval residences of the bishops of Bath and Wells, and Salisbury (PhD Thesis University of Bristol) Appendix B: List of Medieval Bishop's Palaces in England and Wales (available via EThOS)