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London Inn of the Bishop of Chichester

In the civil parish of Camden.
In the historic county of London and Middlesex.
Modern Authority of London Borough of Camden.
1974 county of Greater London.
Medieval County of Middlesex.

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ309813
Latitude 51.51650° Longitude -0.11438°

London Inn of the Bishop of Chichester has been described as a certain Palace.

There are no visible remains.


London Inn of the Bishop of Chichester. Land by New Temple given by Henry III upon which a 'noble house' erected by Ralph Neville, Bishop of Chichester (Henry III's Lord Chancellor), now occupied by Lincoln's Inn.

The establishment of this house helped to transform the area, then a relatively undeveloped suburb on the outskirts of London, into the important legal centre it is today. Functioning as the headquarters for the Lord Chancellor's legal team as well as his home when he was in London, there would have been a great hall, chapel, lodgings, kitchen, stables and possibly other ancillary buildings. (TimeTeam)
A Time Team evaluation discovered "the foundation trench of what Phil Harding described as a 'massive building … with beautiful painted window glass and Greensand mouldings around the windows and doors'. Stone-built, Phil reckoned it was probably the great hall of Ralph Neville's palace, an assessment aided by the discovery of a sherd of south Hertfordshire greyware pottery dating from the 12th-13th century under the wall's foundation." (TimeTeam)
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