Palace of the Bishop of London

Has been described as a Certain Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NamePalace of the Bishop of London
Alternative Names
Historic CountryLondon and Middlesex
Modern AuthorityCity and County of the City of London
1974 AuthorityGreater London
Civil ParishCity Of London

Palace of Bishop of London by the north-west corner of old St Pauls and included a two-storeyed chapel as at Lambeth.

On the North west side of this Church yeard, is the Bishops pallace, a large thing for receipt, wherein diuers kinges haue beene lodged, and great housholde hath beene kept, as appeareth by the great Hall, which of late years since the rebatement of Bishops liuinges, hath not beene furnished with houshold meynie and Guestes, as was meant by the builders thereof, and was of olde time vsed. The Deanes lodging on the other side, directly against the pallace, is a fayre olde House, and also diuers large houses are on the same side builded, which yet remayne, and of olde time were the Lodginges of Prebendaries and Residenciaries, which kepte great Housholdes, and liberall Hospitality, but now eyther decayed, or otherwise conuerted. (Stow)

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OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ319811
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  • Jenkinson, W., 1921, The Royal and Bishop's Palaces in Old London (London: S.P.C.K.) p. 53


  • Kingsford, C.L. (ed), 1908, A Survey of London, by John Stow: Reprinted from the text of 1603 Vol. 1 p. 67 Vol. 2 p. 20 online copy


  • Kingsford, C.L., 1917, 'Historical Notes on Medieval London Houses (Part 2)' London Topographical Record Vol. 11 p. 35-8
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  • 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)
  • MacLeod, R., 1986, The topography of an area around St. Paul's 1250-1500 (Univ. London MA Thesis)