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London Inn of the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Bishop of Chesters Inn; House in Parish of St. Mary atte Stronde

In the civil parish of City Of Westminster.
In the historic county of London and Middlesex.
Modern Authority of London Borough of Westminster.
1974 county of Greater London.
Medieval County of Middlesex.

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ311811
Latitude 51.51105° Longitude -0.11688°

London Inn of the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield has been described as a certain Palace.

There are no visible remains.

Description

London Inn of the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield in Strand by Strand bridge and Temple Bar. Built by Bishop Langton on licence of 1305. Site later occupied by Somerset Place

Licence for W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield to crenellate his houses in his dwelling-place in the parish of St. Mary atte Stronde without the bar of the New Temple, London, as well those that are in his bishopric as those built of stone and lime by him in a plot acquired by him in fee simple, and to build of stone and lime a turret in the angle of his dwelling place towards the east on the river Thames and to crenellate it. By K. on the information of R. de Cotingham (CPR)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1305 June 19 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

Comments

An unusual detailed licence to crenellate on a clearly new site (at least in terms on ownership by the see).
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