SO8454 : The Old Palace

taken 9 days ago, near to Worcester, Worcestershire, Great Britain

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The Old Palace
The Old Palace
The east facade of the Bishop's Palace was built in 1717. Research indicates it was built by William Smith of Warwick, he usually built to designs by his more famous brother, Francis. The Bishop's Palace is much older than this as can be seen when the rear of the building is viewed, SO8454 : The Bishop's Palace parts date from the late 13th century. Four monarchs have stayed here: Elizabeth I (1575), Charles I (1644), James II (1687) and George II (1788). No Bishop has stayed here since 1856, it now houses the offices of the diocese of Worcester office. The building is Grade I listed, see: LinkExternal link In the background is the incongruent Cathedral Building of Heart of Worcestershire College (former Worcester College of Technology).
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Date Taken
Thursday, 13 February, 2020   (more nearby)
Thursday, 13 February, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Historic Building 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8492 5462 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.3768N 2:13.3205W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8493 5461
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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