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Bishop's palace (manorial site), Bishop's Frome

SMR Number
: 26366
Grid Reference
: SO 664 483
Parish
: BISHOP'S FROME, HEREFORDSHIRE

The Bishop of Hereford held the manor of Bishop's Frome at Domesday, one of 20 manors in Herefordshire. There was certainly a hall and associated buildings here suitable for accommodating a bishop's retinue, as Bishop Cantiloupe stayed here a few times between 1275-82, as did Bishop Swinfield (1283-1317). It was not used as a residence after the late C13th. There is nothing visible left of this house.(1)
Site cannot be located but is probably near the church, as is the case with other episcopal palaces in Herefordshire. The placename "Court Farm" in this area may be significant (NGR). (2)

Monument Type(s)

  1. BISHOPS PALACE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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Associated Historic Landscape Character Records

  1. HHE354 - Large Compass Enclosure of the Landscape - Redefinition of Former Common Arable Fields/Meadow