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The Inner Gatehouse at Leez Priory, Felsted

Description: The Inner Gatehouse at Leez Priory

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 June 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 112644

OS Grid Reference: TL7006718548
OS Grid Coordinates: 570067, 218548
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8396, 0.4672

Location: Causeway, Felsted, Essex CM3 1JP

Locality: Felsted
Local Authority: Uttlesford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM3 1JP

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Listing Text

5213 LEIGHS -------------
The Inner Gatehouse
at Leez Priory
TL 71 NW 2/l48A


The major part of the Inner Gatehouse lies within the boundaries of the Parish
of Felstead in the District of Uttlesford. A very fine building erected by the
lst Lord Rich soon after 1536 when the priory of the Augustinian Canons was dissolved
and razed to the ground. It is more ornate than the Outer Gatehouse and has octagonal
turrets at each corner rising above the parapet and embattled. The turrets are
3 storeys and the block between the turrets is 2 storeys. On the east face the
turrets are plain except for blue brick diapering and on the west face they are
panelled in 3 stages, each with a trefoiled band at the top. The block between
the turrets has a large room on each storey lit by 4-light stone mullioned and
transomed window on the east and west faces. The south side has 4 fine octagonal
chimney shafts, 3 of them enriched by moulded brickwork. The 2 eastern turrets
had staircases but only the south one remains, with its original treads. The
outer (west) archway is stone dressed and the inner is of brick. The interior
has an original fireplace on each storey. In 1909 a certain amount of restoration
was carried out by Hughes-Hughes.

Leez Priory, The Inner Gatehouse at Leez Priory, Conduit in the Inner Quadrangle,
Leez Priory, Two Barns at Leez Priory Farm with the Fishing hut, Leez Priory and the
walls to the kitchen garden, Leez Priory (outside the boundry) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL7006718548

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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