Bishops Nympton

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameBishops Nympton
Alternative Names
Historic CountryDevonshire
Modern AuthorityDevon
1974 AuthorityDevon
Civil ParishBishops Nympton

Residential manor of the bishop of Exeter, recorded as almost destroyed c. 1500. (Emery)

Bishop's Nympton manor was held by the Bishop of Exeter in the early 14th century . (Devon & Dartmoor HER)

Gatehouse Comments

The manor was, presumably, near the church at given map reference. There are a few 'park' place names north and west of Bishops's Nympton which may also suggest a location.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSS757237
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2006, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 3 Southern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 549-51


  • Walker, H.H., 1961, 'Notes for a Study of Bishop Walter de Stapledon and the Church in the West Country in the Early 14th Century' Transactions of the Devonshire Association Vol. 93 p. 312-3.
  • Tapley-Soper, H., 1942-6, Devon and Cornwall notes and queries Vol. 22 p. 78-80


  • 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)