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Bosbury Palace

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Old Court

In the civil parish of Bosbury.
In the historic county of Herefordshire.
Modern Authority of Herefordshire.
1974 county of Hereford and Worcester.
Medieval County of Herefordshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO69604348
Latitude 52.08921° Longitude -2.44621°

Bosbury Palace has been described as a certain Palace.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law*.


Former manor house of the Bishops of Hereford, now farmhouse. C15 core, with C17 additions, greatly altered during mid-C19. Sandstone earlier wing with brick later alterations, tiled roof. Irregular plan. Early wing aligned east/west facing south, later addition to north extending to east and further to north, large main central stack to south wing, entrances to centre of east front and to rear. Two storeys; east front, gabled end of earlier wing to left with sash window, French casements to the ground floor, later range to right with three windows, tripartite sash window with segmental brick heads, smaller proportions to central window, forward projecting gabled porch with panelled door. Interior: east room of south wing contains fine moulded plaster ceiling, arch braced collar and tie-beam trusses to south wing. (Listed Building Report)

Old Court Farm was formerly a manor house of the Bishops of Hereford. The stone S block of the house is 15th century and to it was added the L-shaped block on the N side, in the early 17th century. This block was perhaps timber-framed, but has been refaced with brick. The gatehouse range faces the road on the E side of the site. It is now of two storeys with a stone outer wall perhaps 14th century and a timber-framed inner wall. The gateway has a major and minor archway. The earthworks, in the field NW of the house consist of a series of banks and ditches. There are traces of ditches also to the E of the house, and the stream bounding the farm enclosure on the N & W appears to have been straightened. (RCHME)
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