The bishops of medieval England wielded great power, and their residences were often as splendid as those built for royalty. At one time, these palaces were scattered liberally throughout the country but now only a handful remain occupied by bishops, while the rest have been destroyed or taken on new uses. This talk will explore the rise and fall of the palaces, and the bishops who inhabited them and put their own mark on them. It will open the doors on some that cannot be visited by the public, as well as highlighting some which can now be freely explored in person.
This talk is given by Lisa McIntyre IHBC. Lisa studied Building Conservation at the Architectural Association and specialises in ecclesiastical architecture. She is Church Buildings Team Leader for the Anglican Diocese of Leeds and previously worked as an officer of the Church Buildings Council and as a heritage consultant in the private sector.