Bishop Lloyd's Palace is one of the finest 17th century timber buildings in Chester. Located in the middle of the historic "Rows" on Watergate Street, its name is associated with George Lloyd, who was Bishop of Chester between 1605 and 1615.
Bishop Lloyd's Palace as it looked before its restoration in the 19th century
The building was originally two town houses built over medieval undercrofts and features exceptional 17th century carvings on the exterior, including the Legs of Man (Lloyd was Bishop of Sodor and Man before he came to Chester) and the arms of James I. The interior includes a magnificent period piece fireplace and high decorated plaster ceilings.
Bishop Lloyd's Palace is not usually open to the general public but on the weekend of 29-31 August in conjunction with the Sealed Knot's Siege of Chester re-enactment, Chester's Civic Trust will be opening the building to visitors.
Not only that, the building will also play host to a "Meet the Authors" event and book signing, currently scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday 29 August featuring a number of authors writing about the Civil War, including Jemahl Evans, MJ Logue and myself.
I'll post more detailed information on here once everything is finalised, but if you're planning to be in Chester that weekend and are looking for something to do after the Sealed Knot parade has finished, please drop by and say hello. We'd love to talk to you about the Civil War.