At least two bishops’ palaces, the foundations of which date to the medieval period, have been deemed “no longer suitable” to house the senior members of the clergy according to a review by the Church Commissioners (the body that manages the Church of England’s historic property assets). The commissioners are planning to sell Hartlebury Castle in Worcestershire and Rose Castle in Cumbria—the home to the Bishops of Worcester and Carlisle for centuries—and reinvest the profits to support the Church’s ministerial activities.