Banwell Abbey: Banwell Court: The Abbey

Site of Banwell Abbey.


  • East Street, Banwell, Somerset
  • OSGB – ST 40022 59136.
  • Medieval Bishop’s Palace.


Founded during the Saxon period and recorded as having being sacked by the Danes, but never recovered or rebuilt.


888                                King Alfred granted to Asser “a monasterium at Banwell.

14th C                          Building.

1443-1465                   Bishops residence.

15th C                          Altered. Domestic chapel.

1800                            c: Fishpond was drained.

19th C                          Major reworking.

1950’s                          Lands sold off.

1966-1969                   Excavated.



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