Bishops Tachbrook Manor of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameBishops Tachbrook Manor of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Alternative NamesTachebrok
Historic CountryWarwickshire
Modern AuthorityWarwickshire
1974 AuthorityWarwickshire
Civil ParishBishops Tachbrook

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

Gatehouse Comments

Abandoned in 1450 and materials used to repair the other episcopal palaces. Presumably near to parish church at given map reference, although the VCH (Warwickshire, 1949), reports that 'Savage's House' (at SP3158361282) was the reputed manor house site, which is entirely possible. The bishops had a grant of free warren for numerous named manors, including Tachebrok in 1259, which does suggested a residence here although such a limited hunting right may have just been for the manor's resident steward.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSP313613
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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. 409-11
  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 173
  • Greenslade, M.W. (ed), 1970, VCH Staffordshire Vol. 3 p. 22-3
  • Salzman, L.F. (ed), 1949, VCH Warwickshire Vol. 5 p. 160-65 online transcription


  • Dugdale, Wm., 1656, The Antiquities of Warwickshire (Thomas Warren) p. 384 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)