Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

WOLVESEY BISHOPS PALACE


WOLVESEY BISHOPS PALACE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The West Hall of Wolvesey Palace was built in Winchester in 1110, probably close to an earlier 10th century Bishop's residence. The East Hall and a curtain wall were added in 1135 - 40. It was damaged in the fighting of 1141, but with the addition of a keep in 1150 the palace was given the appearance and strength of a castle. It was abandoned in the 18th century, having been replaced by a new palace in 1680.

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Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
It is adjacent to the east side of the cathedral.
Winchester, Hampshire S023 9NB

 



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