Itchel manor of the Bishop of Worcester

Has been described as a Questionable Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameItchel manor of the Bishop of Worcester
Alternative NamesIchull; Itchell
Historic CountryHampshire and the Isle of Wight
Modern AuthorityHampshire
1974 AuthorityHampshire
Civil ParishCrondall

Thompson lists as a residential manor of the bishop of Worcester. A stop on the regular journeys to London.

The manor house at Itchel (Crondall parish, Hants) which features in Thompson's gazetteer, was not a diocesan residence. The manor was in the hands of Walter Giffard, Bishop of Bath & Wells and later Archbishop of York, and on his death in 1279 it went to his brother, Godfrey, Bishop of Worcester. Godfrey's register suggests that he stayed here on a number of occasions (VCH Hants IV: 7). (Payne)

Itchel House. Medieval deer park from 1272/2. Post medieval landscaped park with possible association with 'Capability' Brown. (Hampshire AHBR)

Itchel Manor (house demolished 1954). Laid out by Capability Brown. Greenhouse, built 1840, still in use. Tudor Gateway remains. Ref: V.C.H., Vol. 4, p.117. {sic} (Hampshire Treasures)

Gatehouse Comments

The reference to a Tudor Gateway in Hampshire Treasures is unsupported elsewhere and may be an error, certainly no such thing appears in the archaeological databases. The form of the medieval house is quite unknown but the lack of remains suggests an entirely domestic house probably mainly of timber.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSU785492
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  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 120, 187
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1911, VCH Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Vol. 4 p. 7 online transcription

Primary Sources

  • Baigent, F.J. (ed.), 1891, A collection of records and documents relating to the hundred and manor of Crondal in the county of Southampton. Part I: Historical and manorial (Hampshire Record Society 3) p. 408


  • 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)