Wooburn Bishops Palace

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameWooburn Bishops Palace
Alternative NamesBishops Wooburn
Historic CountryBuckinghamshire
Modern AuthorityBuckinghamshire
1974 AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Civil ParishWooburn

An extensive moated palace or manor house and chapel with gardens commanding "a pleasant view of the church and village" of Wooburn. The house was pulled down in 1750 and the stables converted to a dwelling (Langley). No trace of the 'palace' or chapel survives and the main body of C18 Wooburn House has been demolished in recent years and the area developed. The 'moat', probably refers to the ornamented stretch of the River Wye which runs SE and SW of this area (F1 JRL 20-SEP-74). (PastScape)

Only the moat survives for the house was pulled down in 1750 (Emery)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSU913882
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 2 East Anglia, Central England and Wales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 270-1
  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 179
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1925, VCH Buckinghamshire Vol. 3 p. 107 online transcription
  • Langley, Thomas, 1797, History and Antiquities of the Hundred of Desborough (London) p. 442-53 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)