Fulham Palace in Fulham London is owned by the Church of England. It had been as a Bishop’s residence for over 12 centuries. It houses wide range of artifacts
Fulham Palace was a former home of the Bishop of London and acted as the Bishops’ summer retreat. The site was occupied by the Bishops from about 700 until Bishop Stopford retired in 1975. Fulham Palace is still owned by the Church of England.
The Manor of Fulham was bought by Waldhere, the Bishop of London, from Tyrhtilus, the Bishop of Hereford, about 700AD. The Manor covered the whole of what is now Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing, Acton and Finchley. From around 700, it has been as a Bishop’s residence for over 12 centuries.
The manor house became known as Fulham Palace because bishops were considered to be ‘princes of the church’.
A wide range of artifacts are housed by the museum, including architectural exhibits and archaeology. Excavations from 1972 to 1986 by Fulham Archaeological Rescue Group revealed Neolithic (3000BC), Iron Age (800BC-43AD) and Roman (200AD-500AD) artefacts.
This is open to public including meadow, rare botanical features, woodland, lawns and an 18th-century walled garden. Fulham Palace is a sought-after venue for weddings, parties and corporate events.
Nearest Tube/Railway Station: Putney Bridge (District Line)
Address: Fulham Palace, Bishops Avenue, Fulham, London SW6 6EA Tel. 020 7736 3233
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