Turzes Manor of Bishop of Chichester

Has been described as a Certain Palace (Bishop), and also as a Certain Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameTurzes Manor of Bishop of Chichester
Alternative NamesTyryscherch; Tyerdesherse
Historic CountrySussex
Modern AuthorityEast Sussex
1974 AuthorityEast Sussex
Civil ParishBurwash

Residential manor of the Bishop of Chichester. (Thompson)

Gatehouse Comments

Included in licence to crenellate obtain by Bishop Moleynes in 1447 along with permission to impark a 1000 acres in the area. Presumably this was near to the modern Turzes Farm. There is a 'Park Wood' place-name to the south.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ687267
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  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 168, 173

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1927, Calendar of Charter Rolls 5 Henry VI - 8 Henry VIII, AD 1427-1516, with an appendix, 1215-1288 Vol. 6. (HMSO) p. 94-5 online copy


  • 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)