SOUTHWELL ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE

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SOUTHWELL ARCHBISHOP’S PALACE

The former Palace of the Archbishop of York stands on the site of a Roman villa, next door to the Minster and adjoining the present official residence of the Bishop of Southwell. It dates from 14th century, was wrecked during the Civil War of the 17th century and the house restored in the 19th century. Cardinal Wolsey stayed here on his last journey and Charles I was imprisoned here, having been captured in the town. Part of the building is now a choral school.  There is public access to the ruins and an area of garden (including a sensory garden) and the restored state chamber.

The palace is used for functions so check opening before making a special trip.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Church Street
Southwell
County
Nottinghamshire
Post Code
NG25 0HD
Main Historic Period
Tudor
Tip/Nearby
Next door to Southwell Minster
Primary Management
Church authorities

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