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Royal Hotel

Hob Uid: 109949
Location :
County of Herefordshire
Ross-on-Wye
Grid Ref : SO5973424112
Summary : Hotel, built in 1837 on the site of the palace or manor house of the Bishops of Hereford. This stood at the west end of the churchyard and was ruinous by 1509. Excavations carried out prior to the construction of the hotel revealed a vaulted chamber, thought to have formed part of the medieval building. The Bishops palace is recorded as defensible in 1166-67. The 19th century hotel is three storeyed and stuccoed.
More information : (SO 597241) Royal Hotel on site of (NAT) Bishop's Palace (NR). (1)

The Bishops Manor House, Ross, stood at the west end of the churchyard, but it was in ruins before 1509. Workmen, excavating in 1837 prior to the erection of The Royal Hotel (3) found a vaulted chamber at a depth of 7 ft which was presumably the dungeon of the manor house. (2-3)

There are no visible remains of the Bishops Manor House.
(4)

Royal Hotel. Listed Grade II. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1969
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist of Here (Duncumb) 3, 1882, 104 (W H Cooke)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Herefordshire
Source details : B of E Here 1963 280, (N Pevsner)
Page(s) : 280
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 01-AUG-72
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of South Herefordshire, 04-AUG-1972
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Manor House, Bishops Palace
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 1166-67
Monument End Date : 1167
Monument Start Date : 1166
Monument Type : Fortified Manor House, Bishops Palace
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built 1837
Monument End Date : 1837
Monument Start Date : 1837
Monument Type : Hotel
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 153461
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Herefordshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 4060
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SO 52 SE 24
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SO 52 SE 24
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-08-01
End Date : 1972-08-01
Associated Activities : Primary, THE PROSPECT, WILTON ROAD
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31