Chester Bishops Palace

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameChester Bishops Palace
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCheshire
Modern AuthorityCheshire
1974 AuthorityCheshire
Civil ParishChester

From the brief period after 1075 when Chester was centre of the see of Coventry and Lichfield there is said to have been a palace at St John's church.

Gatehouse Comments

This should not be confused with the later bishop's palace built following the creation of the see of Chester by Henry VIII.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ409661
Latitude53.1891403198242
Longitude-2.88506007194519
Eastings340900
Northings366100
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Photograph by Matthew Emmott. All rights reserved
Photograph by Matthew Emmott. All rights reserved
Photograph by Matthew Emmott. All rights reserved
Photograph by Matthew Emmott. All rights reserved
Photograph by Matthew Emmott. All rights reserved

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Books

  • Lewis, C.P. and Thacker, A.T. (eds), 2005, VCH Cheshire Vol. 5 Part 2 p. 125 online transcription
  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 173
  • Ormerod, G., 1819, History of the County Palatine and city of Chester (London) Vol. 1 p. 252 (tenurial history) online copy

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