Wargrave Manor of the Bishops of Winchester

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameWargrave Manor of the Bishops of Winchester
Alternative Names
Historic CountryBerkshire
Modern AuthorityWokingham
1974 AuthorityBerkshire
Civil ParishWargrave

Residential manor of the bishops of Winchester.

Wargrave was documented in Domesday as a royal manor. It was granted to the Bishops of Winchester in 1199, who owned it until C16. (PastScape)

A survey of 1607 states that the manor house was near the Church, where there was "an ancient house with many necessary rooms such as hall, parlour etc" A 1634 glebe terrier adds that land round the Church was "tythe or gardenage ... where anciently houses or orchards have stood, but converted to pasturage or tillage."

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSU782784
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  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 11-12, 186
  • Astill, G.G., 1978, Historic towns in Berkshire: An archaeological appraisal p. 95-99
  • Page, Wm and Ditchfield, P.H. (eds), 1923, VCH Berkshire Vol. 3 p. 191-97 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)