Tarvin Manor of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameTarvin Manor of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCheshire
Modern AuthorityCheshire
1974 AuthorityCheshire
Civil ParishTarvin

Thompson lists as a residential manor of the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.

Gatehouse Comments

Certainly a large manor of the bishops and recorded as hosting a visit of Edward I in 1275. Location unidentified, map reference for parish church. Ormerod records a large fire in the town in 1752 which, fanned by a high wind, burnt most of the town and, presumably whatever remained of the palace, to the ground.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ491669
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  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 174
  • Ormerod, G., 1819, History of the County Palatine and city of Chester (London) Vol. 2 p. 165-7 (tenurial history) 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)