The Bishop's Palace, Tower Road, Paignton - Torbay (UA)

C14 curtain wall and tower, forming part of the medieval fortified residence of the Bishop of Exeter. Vegetation growth, especially valerian on the wall tops and growing from crevices, threatens the medieval walls. Their root system grows to a large bulbous form within the wall, pushing stones out of line and leading to breakdown of the structure. Ivy has also taken hold and is rapidly spreading along the south wall. In 2016 Historic England grant-aided a programme of vegetation removal and door rerfubishment.

The Bishop's Palace, Tower Road, Paignton - Torbay (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    The Bishop's Palace, Tower Road
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1020764
    Local Planning Authority:
    Torbay (UA)
    Site Type:
    Domestic > Fortified house

Location

    Building Name:
    The Bishop's Palace
    Locality:
    Paignton
    Unitary Authority:
    Torbay (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Torbay
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    D
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, 2 LBs, CA