Leighton Buzzard manor of the bishop of Lincoln

Has been described as a Questionable Palace (Bishop)

There are masonry footings remains

NameLeighton Buzzard manor of the bishop of Lincoln
Alternative NamesPrebendal mansion
Historic CountryBedfordshire
Modern AuthorityBedfordshire
1974 AuthorityBedfordshire
Civil ParishLeighton Buzzard

Residential manor of the bishop of Lincoln listed by Payne, who references the SMR.

Prebendal house was situated to the west of All saints church and the north front faced the temple in the Cedars grounds. The site is now included in the churchyard which was enlarged in 1834 and 1866. The house is mentioned from the 14th century onwards. The only remaining evidence of the house and garden is a cellar in the north west corner of the churchyard, the old garden wall in the field south of the churchyard, and the semi-circular wall the present boundary of the Cedars grounds. Dovehouse demolished c.1840. (Beds. HER)

Gatehouse Comments

The manor was in the hands of the bishop of Lincoln but nothing in the VCH suggests this was a residential manor.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSP918248
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  • Leighton Buzzard and District Preservation Society, 1976, Old Leighton Buzzard and Linslade p. 23
  • Richmond, R., 1928, Leighton Buzzard and Its Hamlets p. 70,127
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1912, 'Parishes: Leighton Buzzard' VCH Bedfordshire Vol. 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)
  • Albion Archaeology, 2005, Extensive Urban Survey - Bedfordshire and Luton (Bedfordshire County Council and English Heritage) Download copy