Oxton Manor of the Archbishop of York

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameOxton Manor of the Archbishop of York
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNottinghamshire
Modern AuthorityNottinghamshire
1974 AuthorityNottinghamshire
Civil ParishOxton

Thompson records Oxton as the site of residential manor of the Archbishops of York.

Gatehouse Comments

This seems to be Oxton in Nottighamshire, south-west of Southwell, which was an episcopal manor of a plough in demense recorded in Domesday. This was a new episcopal manor acquired after the Conquest and seems to have been handed over the Southwell Minster shortly after Domesday. It seems unlikely any significant building was done in the short period it was in the bishops hands nor does there seem to be any other evidence of any bishop residing there, although Walter de Gray, Archbishop of York, was at Oxton in 1242 (but probably not staying there given the closeness of his Southwell palace). Map reference for parish church. The Saxon thegnal hall that must have been the base of the demense manor may have been close to this although there were 4 holdings recorded in Domesday. Not Oxton, the township east of Tadcaster in Yorkshire, as suggested by Thompson and (with a question mark) Payne and in earlier versions of this listing which never had any holding of the see or archbishop. (Philip Davis 24-8-2011)

- Philip Davis

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSK630513
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  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 188


  • Anon, 1912 August, 'Oxton and its church' Mansfield Reporter 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)