Bersted manor of Archbishop of Canterbury

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameBersted manor of Archbishop of Canterbury
Alternative Names
Historic CountrySussex
Modern AuthorityWest Sussex
1974 AuthorityWest Sussex
Civil ParishBersted

Residential manor house of the archbishops of Canterbury. (Thompson)

Gatehouse Comments

Approximate location given by Payne. The parish church is in the manor of South Bersted but there was a chapel in the manor of North Bersted. Both manors were held by the archbishop and either might be the site of the bishops residence.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSU928006
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  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 171
  • Elwes, Dudley George Cary, 1876, A history of the Castles, Mansions, and Manors of Western Sussex (London: Longmans) p. 30-1 (manorial history only) 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)