Berrystead House, Ivinghoe

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameBerrystead House, Ivinghoe
Alternative NamesBerrysted
Historic CountryBuckinghamshire
Modern AuthorityBuckinghamshire
1974 AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Civil ParishIvinghoe

Henry de Blois, brother of King Stephen, and Bishop of Winchester, is said to have resided at Berrysted House in this parish. The mansion, which stood in the field now called the Warren, on the south east side of the churchyard, was removed about thirty years ago. (Sheahan).

No trace of this mansion survives, and it is not known by local tradition. The site is now occupied by the church graveyard (F1 PAS 04-JUN-1973). (PastScape)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSP945161
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  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 186
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1925, VCH Buckinghamshire Vol. 3 p. 379-80 online transcription
  • Sheahan, J.J., 1862, History of Buckinghamshire (London) p. 695 online copy
  • Lysons, S. and Lysons, D.,1806, Magna Britannia: Buckinghamshire



  • 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)