London Inn of the Bishop of St Davids

Has been described as a Certain Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameLondon Inn of the Bishop of St Davids
Alternative Names
Historic CountryLondon and Middlesex
Modern AuthorityCity and County of the City of London
1974 AuthorityGreater London
Civil ParishCity Of London

London Inn of the Bishop of St Davids. 'The Bishop of S. David had his Inne over-against the North side of this Bridewell' (Stow).

Gatehouse Comments

Presumably between Fleet St and Bride Lane.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ316811
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  • Schofield, J., 1995, Medieval London Houses (Yale University Press) p. 168 No. 37
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  • Williams, E., 1927, Early Holborn and the Legal Quarter of London (Sweet and Maxwell) p. 776


  • Kingsford, C.L. (ed), 1908, A Survey of London, by John Stow: Reprinted from the text of 1603 Vol. 2 p. 45 online copy


  • Turner, R.C., 1997, 'The Medieval Palaces of the Bishops of St Davids, Wales' Military Studies in Medieval Europe, Papers of the Medieval Europe Brugge 1997 Conference Vol. 11 p. 217-225
  • Honeybourne, M.B., 1947, London Topographical Record Vol. 19 p. 80-3
  • 1847, Journal of British Archaeological Association Vol. 2 p. 341-2


  • 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)
  • Honeybourne, M.B., 1929, The extent and value of the property in London and Southwark occupied by the religious houses (including the prebends of St Paul's and St Martin's le Grand), the inns of the bishops and abbots and the churches and churchyards, before the dissolution of the monasteries (University of London: MA Thesis) p. 330-3