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Bishops Palace

Hob Uid: 75063
Location :
Staffordshire
South Staffordshire
Brewood and Coven
Grid Ref : SJ8837008700
Summary : Bishop's Palace (? 11th to 14thc) prob site
More information : [SJ 88330875] 'The capital Messuage and close' which was the
Episcopal residence at Brewood, is traditionally believed to have
occupied the east end of the Market Place; here are some low timber-
built houses, which are conjectured to be the remains of the larger
building. It would adjoin the north side of the churchyard, and in
digging graves beyond the line of yew trees, being the part annexed in1825, several very substantial foundations were found. The Sandy Lanewould be the boundary of the residence on the north side....
In Doomsday Book 'the Bishop of Chester holds Breude'. The
temporalities were retained for some time in the hands of the Crown onthe deaths of Bishops Geoffrey de Muscuamp in 1208; of Walter de
Lanton in 1322; and of Roger de Northburgh in 1360; King John
occupied the Manor House on several of his progresses... Bishop Roger
de Weseham died here in 1258.... There is no record of any Bishop
having afterwards occupied the residence'.... In 1322 it was probablydilapidated, being rented at eighteen pence a year though estimated atforty pence. Probably ruinous by 1361, as it is not mentioned in the
inquiry of that year. (1)

No trace of this building was seen in field investigation. (2)

SJ 88370870. Siting amended slightly to agree with the information
given by authority (1). In the northern part of the graveyard, no
headstones dated earlier than 1826. This would be the extension
acquired in 1825 where building foundations were encountered. (3)

Area indicated in use as graveyard with standing headstones.
Interments are continuing northwards. No evidence of Palace location
ascertained. (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Brewood: A Resume Historical and Topographical 1867 2-3 (J Hicks Smith)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 WCW 13-JUN-58
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 EG 13-AUG-58
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F3 WDC 28-JUL-88
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1400
Monument Start Date : 1000
Monument Type : Palace
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 80 NE 9
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SJ 80 NE 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1958-06-13
End Date : 1958-06-13
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SJ 80 NE 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1958-08-13
End Date : 1958-08-13
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SJ 80 NE 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1988-07-28
End Date : 1988-07-28