The historic building known as the Bishops Palace was built by the Bishop of Winchester in the 12th
and 13th centuries and later became the Manor House. In 1757, the manor house was acquired by the Duke of Marlborough.
Excavations from 1984 through to 1992 uncovered a large tower from the early 12th century. Other finds included coins found in robber trenches which would indicate that some of the manor buildings were demolished during the English Civil War, the rest were destroyed during the 18th century. The archaeology remains which are visible are protected from the elements under a modern roof cover.
To help visitors there is an interpretation centre with a model of the former building in all its artistic glory and some remains of the building can be seen in the Witney and District Musem.
Wheelchair access to the site is available.
Bishop's Palace Opening Times 2006
|All Year||Monday to Friday||10.00 am to 17.00pm|
Site and Interpretation Centre
|Easter to end of September||Saturday and Sunday||14.00 pm to 16.00pm or by appointment|
|Adult: £0.00||Juniors: £0.00||Seniors: £0.00|