Wyke Bishops Palace

Has been described as a Questionable Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameWyke Bishops Palace
Alternative NamesWyck
Historic CountryGloucestershire
Modern AuthorityGloucestershire
1974 AuthorityGloucestershire
Civil ParishWick Rissington

Thompson lists this as a possible site of a residential manor of the Bishops of Bath and Wells. He does not cite a reference.

Gatehouse Comments

The VCH gives a thorough manorial history and does not mention the Bishop. The manor of Wick Rissington was, in part, a possession of Eynsham Abbey but never of the see of Bath and Wells. Little Rissington was held by Bishop Burnell but as a private holding. Does not seem to be Wick Court or Painswick. Payne, in her PhD thesis, also dismisses this as the site of a residential manor.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSP188216
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  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 170
  • Elrington, C.R. (ed), 1965, VCH Gloucestershire Vol. 6 p. 114-120 online transcription


  • Payne, Naomi, 2003, The medieval residences of the bishops of Bath and Wells, and Salisbury (PhD Thesis University of Bristol) p. 153-4 (available via EThOS)