Totteridge Manor of the Bishop of Ely

Has been described as a Questionable Palace (Bishop)

There are earthwork remains

NameTotteridge Manor of the Bishop of Ely
Alternative Names
Historic CountryHertfordshire
Modern AuthorityLondon Borough of Barnet
1974 AuthorityGreater London
Civil ParishChipping Barnet

Residential manor of the medieval bishops of Ely, listed by Thompson.

Gatehouse Comments

Payne writes "Totteridge was a detached part of the bishop of Ely's Hatfield estate, located about ten miles further south. It seems unlikely that the bishop would have had need of a residence here, it being outside the diocese and so close to his palace at Hatfield." The possible site of the manor house, alongside the parish church, is recorded in the Greater London HER but whilst a manor house must have existed there is nothing to suggest this was used as a residence by the bishop.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ246941
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  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 176
  • Mee, A., 1972, The King's England: London North of the Thames - Except the City and Westminster p. 27
  • Barrett, S.G.R., A Short History of Totteridge in the county of Hertford p. 19-20, 27
  • Lysons, Daniel, 1796, The Environs of London Vol. 4: Counties of Herts, Essex & Kent p. 41 online transcription


  • 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)