Tredington manor of the bishop of Worcester

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameTredington manor of the bishop of Worcester
Alternative Names
Historic CountryWorcestershire
Modern AuthorityWarwickshire
1974 AuthorityWarwickshire
Civil ParishTredington

In 1086 the Bishop of Worcester held 23 hides in Tredington. In 1254 the bishop obtained in this manor a grant of free warren, which was confirmed to him in the following year. In 1351 the bishop complained that though he had infangentheof and outfangentheof in this manor, as in all his other Worcestershire manors, some goods found in the possession of thieves arrested in the manor of Tredington had been taken away by force by other malefactors, so that justice had never been done. In 1409 he again had reason for complaint, as Richard Wych, parson of the church of Tredington, late farmer of the manor of Tredington, with others broke into the manor-house, dovecot and mill at Tredington, carried off the windows with their iron fastenings, sealed the door of the mill, stole the doves, and assaulted the bishop's servants and Simon Colyns, then farmer of the manor. In 1423 the manor of Tredington, with the watermill and fishery, was leased to Richard Cassey, rector of Tredington. (VCH)

Gatehouse Comments

It seems probable given that the Rector leased the manor in 1423, that the was no medieval rectory house and that Tredington House, the former rectory, was the site of the bishops manor. Some parts of a fine C15 building are said to be incorporated into the current C19 building. Was in a detached part of Worcestershire, within Warwickshire.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSP256436
Latitude52.0891304016113
Longitude-1.62381994724274
Eastings425600
Northings243600
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Books

  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 2 East Anglia, Central England and Wales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 466
  • Dyer, C., 1980, Lords and Peasants in a Changing Society: The Estates of the Bishopric of Worcester, 680-1540 (Cambridge University Press)
  • Page, Wm and Willis-Bund, J.W. (eds), 1913, VCH Worcestershire Vol. 3 p. 543 online transcription

Other

  • 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)