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Broxbourne Manor of the Bishop of London

In the civil parish of Hoddesdon.
In the historic county of Hertfordshire.
Modern Authority of Hertfordshire.
1974 county of Hertfordshire.
Medieval County of Hertfordshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: TL371069
Latitude 51.74429° Longitude -0.01520°

Broxbourne Manor of the Bishop of London has been described as a Palace although is doubtful that it was such.

There are no visible remains.


Residential manor of the Bishop of London, listed by Thompson.

The RECTORY MANOR of Broxbourne was held with the church by the Bishops of London, (Lond. Epis. Reg. Gravesend and Baldock, fol. 41) who seem to have generally farmed it out. (Ibid. Braybrook, fol. 345–6) In 1651 the rectory and glebe lands were sold by the trustees for the sale of bishops' lands to Edmund Lewin and his heirs for £522. (Close, 1651, pt. xxxi, m. 3.) The Bishop of London regained it at the Restoration, and in 1728 it was leased to the lord of the manor, (Salmon, Hist. of Herts. 16) and was probably acquired by him together with the advowson in 1868. (VCH)


Questioned by Payne.
Presumably the Rectory manor house was near to the parish church, possibly the site now occupied by the Vicarage at given map reference. There is nothing to suggest the manor was used residentially by the bishops.
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