Bishops Itchington Manor of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameBishops Itchington Manor of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Alternative NamesIchenton
Historic CountryWarwickshire
Modern AuthorityWarwickshire
1974 AuthorityWarwickshire
Civil ParishBishops Itchington

Thompson list this as residential manor of the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.

Gatehouse Comments

The manor was held by the bishops but it is uncertain as to the evidence that they had a residence here. The bishops had a grant of free warren for numerous named manors, including Ichenton in 1259, which does suggested a residence here although such a limited hunting right may have just been for the manor's resident steward. If there was a residence then, presumably, next to the church (at given map ref.) or on the site now called the Manor House at SP38575774.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSP387577
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  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 173


  • Dugdale, Wm., 1656, The Antiquities of Warwickshire (Thomas Warren) p. 232-3 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1906, Calendar of Charter Rolls Henry III-Edward 1 1257-1300 Vol. 2. (HMSO) p. 18 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)