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Cleeve Hall

In the civil parish of Bishops Cleeve.
In the historic county of Gloucestershire.
Modern Authority of Gloucestershire.
1974 county of Gloucestershire.
Medieval County of Gloucestershire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO95682763
Latitude 51.94715° Longitude -2.06425°

Cleeve Hall has been described as a certain Palace.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

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


Former residence of the Bishop of Worcester built in mid-late C13 and altered in 1667 by Bishop Nicholas of Gloucester. The original house consisted of a stone built hall with two storey wings projecting on both sides. Nothing remains of the main range, the service wing retains its old walling in the east half though the back part of the wing has been rebuilt. The form of the solar wing survives intact, but there are very few early features. Alterations were carried out in C18 and most of the house was refenestrated in C19. The building had been converted into offices by 1987. (PastScape)

Between 768 and 779 King Offa of Mercia and Aldred, underking of the Hwicce, granted land in Cleeve to the monastic church of St. Michael there. Evidently by 888 the monastery's estates had been appropriated to the bishopric of Worcester, and in 1066 and 1086 the Bishop of Worcester held the manor of CLEEVE and its members. The manor, usually distinguished as BISHOP'S CLEEVE, was held in demesne in 1208 and 1303; in 1255 the bishop was granted free warren there. By the 15th century the manor was usually let at farm. The bishops of Worcester had a residence at Bishop's Cleeve in the Middle Ages; the manorhouse later became the rectory. (VCH)
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