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West Wycombe manor of the Bishop of Winchester

In the civil parish of West Wycombe.
In the historic county of Buckinghamshire.
Modern Authority of Buckinghamshire.
1974 county of Buckinghamshire.
Medieval County of Buckinghamshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SU82939450
Latitude 51.64329° Longitude -0.80305°

West Wycombe manor of the Bishop of Winchester has been described as a probable Palace.

There are earthwork remains.


Residential manor of the Bishops of Winchester. (Thompson)

Probable earthworks of the original house at West Wycombe House which was identified during an English Heritage Survey of West Wycombe Park which took place in 2000-2001. The earthworks are situated at the eastern end of a ride known as the Broadwalk which is on the western approach to the lake. The ride is 33 metres in width and currently 230m in length. The building platform is defined by a north-west facing sinuous scarp 0.4 metres in height that extends over a distance of 45 metres. It is a prominent feature when viewed along the line of the drive and covers an area of at least 500 square metres. The platform seems to represent the remains of an earlier residence at West Wycombe and may be the site of a house owned by the Dormer family, and shown in this position on a map dating to 1698-1710, which was demolished and replaced by the existing house when, in 1698, the estate passed from the 2nd Earl into the ownership of the Dashwood family. (PastScape)

The manor was eventually leased to the Dormer family who came to own the manor after the reformation. On this bases Gatehouse places the manor house at the site suggested for the Dormer's house in PastScape.
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