Wybunbury Manor of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield

Has been described as a Certain Palace (Bishop), and also as a Certain Fortified Manor House

There are earthwork remains

NameWybunbury Manor of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Alternative NamesHall Bank
Historic CountryCheshire
Modern AuthorityCheshire
1974 AuthorityCheshire
Civil ParishWybunbury

Residential manor of the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. (Thompson)

Gatehouse Comments

There are two moated sites near the church, both scheduled monuments, one of these should be the site of the bishops 'palace', the other being the rectory. Hall Bank, at the above map ref, is, on the bases of name, the more likely site. The 1882 map records this as 'site of Draw Bridge' which also suggests this was the higher status site. A deer park was recorded at Wybunbury in the Domesday Book.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ702498
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  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 174
  • Ormerod, G., 1819, History of the County Palatine and city of Chester (London) Vol. 3 p. 253 (tenurial history) 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)