Sidlesham Manor of Bishop of Chichester

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

There are no visible remains

NameSidlesham Manor of Bishop of Chichester
Alternative Names
Historic CountrySussex
Modern AuthorityWest Sussex
1974 AuthorityWest Sussex
Civil ParishSidlesham

Manor of the Bishop of Chichester, but possible not a residence.

Gatehouse Comments

Included in licence to crenellate obtain by Bishop Moleynes in 1447, but as this was numerous sites probably did not result in any building. Given map reference is for parish church. By analogue with other sites the bishop's residence is likely to have been close, and possibly adjacent, to the church.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSZ855990
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2006, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 3 Southern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 440
  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 168
  • Salzman, L.F., 1953, VCH Sussex Vol. 4 p. 210-15 (tenurial history - slight) online transcription

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
  • Peckham, W.D. (ed), 1925, Thirteen Custumnals of the Sussex Manors of the Bishop of Chichester (Sussex Record Society 31) p. 22-32