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Upton Court, Upton Bishop

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SO65782815
Latitude 51.95090° Longitude -2.49928°

Upton Court, Upton Bishop has been described as a Palace although is doubtful that it was such.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

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


Thompson lists as residential manor of medieval bishop of Hereford. However, Tonkin states that this was a manor of the bishop of Hereford, but that there were no associated residences.

C14 core, largely remodelled during late C16, further C17 alterations, further remodelling during late C18 and early C19, C20 alterations. Timber-framed core largely refaced and replaced with sand- stone rubble, C20 tiled roof. Hall range aligned north-east/south-west with-late C16 cross-wing to south-west end. Through-passage now obscured by later alterations, gable-end stack to hall; lateral stack to cross-wing. C20 additions to rear parallel with hall range and further minor additions to south-east front. Two storeys; south-east front: gable end of cross- wing to left with 4-light and transomed C19 casement window, three 2-light casement windows to hall range to right, C20 porch and door to left of centre, enlarged C20 window and C20 French casement to right; single storey later addition further to right. A 4-light stone mullioned window survives to south-west return of cross-wing and fragmentary herringbone framing survives in gable end to rear of cross-wing. Interior: largely altered during C20 but retaining five-bay smoke-blackened roof of C14 hall range; collar and tie-beam trusses with moulded ridge and principals cusped above collar level. Trusses appear to have been altered at a later date with the addition of swept braces to collar-beam. One truss retains a section of cusping below the collar. The C14 block seems to have extended further to the south. Listed II-star for the importance of its roof structure. The panelling in the south-west room mentioned by RCHME has been removed. (Listed Building Report)
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