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Name:Bishop's Palace - Aldingbourne
HER Ref:MWS2362
Type of record:Monument

Designations - none recorded


From early times Aldingbourne was one of the chief seats of the Bishops of Chichester, who had there a 'palace' or manor house and a large demesne farm. By 1606 the place was in decay although when the manor was sold in 1648 it included the manor house and chapel. No buildings now survive and although the site of the palace is uncertain early maps agree with modern tradition in placing it adjoining Tote Copse Castle (see 1403).{1}{2}{3}{4} {5}

Grid Reference:SU 9220 0499
Parish:Aldingbourne, Arun, West Sussex
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Monument Types

  • PALACE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)


<1>Bibliographic reference: 1953. VCH (Sussex). 134.
<2>Map: Speed. 1616.
<3>Map: Jansen. 1646.
<4>Graphic material: C18. Sussex coast from Rye to Chichester.
<5>Map: Budgen.
<6>Bibliographic reference: Brewster TCM & A. 1969. ToteCopse Castle Aldingbourne, Sussex. Sussex Archeaol Colls. 107:143.
<7>Index: Ordnance Survey. 1971. Ordnance Survey Record Card - SU90SW13.

Associated Events - none recorded

Associated Monuments

  • MWS2363 - Related to: Medieval park - Aldingbourne (Landscape)
  • MWS3511 - Related to: Tote Copse Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds - none recorded