Great Shelford Manor of the bishop of Ely

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameGreat Shelford Manor of the bishop of Ely
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely
Modern AuthorityCambridgeshire
1974 AuthorityCambridgeshire
Civil ParishGreat Shelford

Residential manor of the medieval bishops of Ely, listed by Thompson.

Gatehouse Comments

Gatehouse suggests the moat at the given reference as the site of this house. This is associated with fishponds, although these are given a Post-Medieval date in the Cambs HER.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTL459516
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  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 176


  • 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)