Hillingdon Bishop of Worcester's manor

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameHillingdon Bishop of Worcester's manor
Alternative NamesBishopshalt
Historic CountryLondon and Middlesex
Modern AuthorityLondon Borough of Hillingdon
1974 AuthorityGreater London
Civil ParishHillingdon

Leland writes, in a list of premises belonging to the Bishop of Worcester, 'Hillingdon, where the parish church of Uxbridge is situated, fifteen miles from London'. The bishop paid several visits to the 'manor-house' between 1398 and 1401, and subsequently the estate was usually styled a manor. South of Coney Green, on a moated site almost certainly identifiable with that of the medieval 'manorhouse', stood the rectory house, which had been rebuilt in brick about 1604. Site now occupied by Bishopshalt school.

According to the VCH (Middlesex 4: 87) "the bishop paid several visits to the 'manor-house' (at Hilligdon, Middlesex) between 1398 and 1401." This in itself would not qualify the house as a residence, but it may have been used at other times. (Payne)

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County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ069826
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 2 East Anglia, Central England and Wales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 464
  • Dyer, C., 1980, Lords and Peasants in a Changing Society: The Estates of the Bishopric of Worcester, 680-1540 (Cambridge University Press)
  • Baker, T.F.T., Cockburn, J.S., Pugh, R.B. (Eds), 1971, 'Hillingdon, including Uxbridge: Churches' VCH Middlesex Vol. 4 p. 87 online transcription


  • Chandler, John, 1993, John Leland's Itinerary: travels in Tudor England  (Sutton Publishing) p. 518
  • Toulmin-Smith, Lucy (ed), 1910, The itinerary of John Leland in or about the years 1535-1543 (London: Bell and Sons) Vol. 5 p. 228 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)