Bishopston, Gower manor of Bishop of Llandaff

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameBishopston, Gower manor of Bishop of Llandaff
Alternative Names
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthoritySwansea
1974 AuthorityWest Glamorgan

Fragment of probable late medieval building situated in the front garden of a private house ('The Manor House' in Bishopston). Said to have been a Bishops Palace but more probably a tithe barn, partially destroyed when the present house was built in the 1920's. (Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust HER)

Residential manor house of the bishop of Llandaff. Length of wall 15m long and 2.5m high with doorway and windows included in barn.

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSS579892
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses Vol. 2 (Cambridge) p. 642
  • Thompson, M.W., 1998, Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing) p. 179


  • 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 [])