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Terling Place

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Ringers Farmhouse

In the civil parish of Terling.
In the historic county of Essex.
Modern Authority of Essex.
1974 county of Essex.
Medieval County of Essex.

OS Map Grid Reference: TL775146
Latitude 51.80205° Longitude 0.57106°

Terling Place has been described as a probable Palace.

There are no visible remains.

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law*.


Palace of the Bishop of Norwich, south of Terling parish church, was demolished in the early Tudor period to be replaced by a large mansion (illustrated in the Walker map of 1597), which in 1772 was replaced by the present Terling Place. (Unlocking Essex's Past)

Ringers Farmhouse at TL76171333 – There are a number of discrepancies in this building which indicate that although it was constructed on its present site in the early C16, and has been little altered since, it existed in another form on another site over 2 centuries earlier. The hall has been reduced in length, span and height; 2 tiebeams have been re-erected in reversed positions; the crownposts have been shortened, so that they now have capitals but no bases; and some of the mortices and trenches for scissor-braces are now displaced. In the Middle Ages Ringers was not an important manor; the size of this building, even in its present reduced form, and the very high quality of the front doorway and other ornament, is incompatible with such status. The available evidence indicates that this was formerly the palace of the Bishop of Norwich. The frame removed from that site in the early C16 was re-erected in reduced form at Ringers, retaining the front doorway but building a new 4-centred rear doorway. (Listing Report)
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