Haddenham Manor of the bishop of Ely

Has been described as a Questionable Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameHaddenham Manor of the bishop of Ely
Alternative NamesLyndonbury, Lyndonby
Historic CountryCambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely
Modern AuthorityCambridgeshire
1974 AuthorityCambridgeshire
Civil ParishHaddenham

Emery states there was a residence of the bishop of Ely at Haddenham, referencing the VCH.

Gatehouse Comments

Haddenham manor was held by the bishops from the early C12 and was one of their large sources of money but the manor house described in the VCH is a small place and does not seem to been a residential palace. There were several manors in Haddenham and the location of the bishops manor is uncertain. It was not Hinton Hall, The Victorian rectory is said to have been built on the site of a manor house and this may be the location, although the Linden place name on the south side of the village may suggest the manor, which was usually called Lyndonbury, was in this area.

- Philip Davis

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OS Map Grid ReferenceTL463756
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  • Pugh, R.B. (ed), 2002, VCH Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely Vol. 4 p. 143 online transcription
  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 2 East Anglia, Central England and Wales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 154


  • 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)