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Hambledon Bishops Palace

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;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

In the civil parish of Hambledon.
In the historic county of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Modern Authority of Hampshire (City of Winchester).
1974 county of Hampshire.
Medieval County of Hampshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SU64641502
Latitude 50.93108° Longitude -1.08149°

Hambledon Bishops Palace has been described as a certain Palace.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

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


Medieval stone built house (C12) with late medieval timber-framed wing, extended and raised as a timber frame in the C16 and C17, with C17 and mid C19 re- fronting of part, and minor renovation. Oldest walling of stone (some flint) rubble with stone dressings, with some small rectangular windows with chamfered frames surviving (mostly blocked) and remains of round arches (now filled), and a buttress: other walling of flint with stone dressings (repaired in brickwork): the south-east unit contains inserted C16 window frames of brickwork with chamfered edges (one retaining a mullioned oak frame now blocked): the west gable is cemented. The later wing has a bricknogged timber-frame, exposed on the east and north side, showing phases of construction and including close-studding. Other walls of brickwork in English and Flemish Garden Wall bonds, the latter with rubbed flat arches. Tile roof. The medieval hall has an east-west orientation, with an east wing of lower height and width; at the west end there extends a north wing (again of two levels) forming an L-shape, all of two storeys; there is a massive tapered stack attached to its west side, north of which is a Victorian west elevation of three windows. Elsewhere, the fenestration is irregular and varied. Casements. Mid C19 gabled porch with decorative bargeboards, and half-glazed door. (Listed Building Report)

Residence of the Bishops of Winchester.
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