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Itchel manor of the Bishop of Worcester

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Ichull; Itchell

In the civil parish of Crondall.
In the historic county of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Modern Authority of Hampshire.
1974 county of Hampshire.
Medieval County of Hampshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SU785492
Latitude 51.23700° Longitude -0.87698°

Itchel manor of the Bishop of Worcester has been described as a Palace although is doubtful that it was such.

There are no visible remains.


Thompson lists as a residential manor of the bishop of Worcester. A stop on the regular journeys to London.

The manor house at Itchel (Crondall parish, Hants) which features in Thompson's gazetteer, was not a diocesan residence. The manor was in the hands of Walter Giffard, Bishop of Bath & Wells and later Archbishop of York, and on his death in 1279 it went to his brother, Godfrey, Bishop of Worcester. Godfrey's register suggests that he stayed here on a number of occasions (VCH Hants IV: 7). (Payne)

Itchel House. Medieval deer park from 1272/2. Post medieval landscaped park with possible association with 'Capability' Brown. (Hampshire AHBR)

Itchel Manor (house demolished 1954). Laid out by Capability Brown. Greenhouse, built 1840, still in use. Tudor Gateway remains. Ref: V.C.H., Vol. 4, p.117. {sic} (Hampshire Treasures)

The reference to a Tudor Gateway in Hampshire Treasures is unsupported elsewhere and may be an error, certainly no such thing appears in the archaeological databases. The form of the medieval house is quite unknown but the lack of remains suggests an entirely domestic house probably mainly of timber.
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