Bishops Palace Lincoln
SK 978-717 Lincolnshire England
Bishops Palace is a late 12th century stone clerical house, founded by Bishop Chesney. The East Hall was built in 1175, with the West Hall, kitchen and service buildings added in 1186 to 1224. In 1329 Bishop Burghersh, bishop of Lincoln and Chancellor carried out various repairs when King Edward III granted him a licence to crenellate. In 1436-49, Bishop Alnwick added the gate tower, the West Hall bay window and the chapel range. In the early to mid 17th century, Bishop John Williams carried out repairs, which included the building of a library but with the onset of the Civil War it was never finished. Damaged during a Civil War battle, the palace was partly demolished in 1648 and again in 1725. In 1838, the remains were restored and in 1876 the stable block was added, sadly the palace is now roofless, except for the Alnwick Tower and the former stables. Nearby is Lincoln Castle.
Bishops Palace is located in Lincoln, off Minster Yard in Cathedral Close. 37 miles north-east of Nottingham, on the A46.
The site is owned by English Heritage and is open Thursday to Monday, April to October 10:00-5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday November to March 10:00-4:00pm.
There are car parks nearby.