Keys to the Past

The Bishop's Palace or Old Hall, Darlington (Darlington)

A house on this site once belonged to the Bishops of Durham and it was built in 1164. It became the townÂ’s poorhouse in 1806. It was a long, low building with windows dating from medieval to the 18th century. Much of it was demolished in 1828 and it was finally destroyed in 1870. The site has now been built over.

Reference number:D1519
Historical period: Stuart (1603 to 1714)
Victorian (1837 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):Historical research for the Bishop's Palace at Darlington 2010
Desk based assessment for a proposed office development at Feethams, Darlington 2013; Archaeo-Environment Ltd
Archaeological trial trenching at Darlington Town Hall 2013; Archaeological Service Durham University

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Source of Reference
Local History of Darlington


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