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Boundary Wall to South,east and North East of Colne Priory, Earls Colne

Description: Boundary Wall to South,east and North East of Colne Priory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 June 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 115944

OS Grid Reference: TL8654828807
OS Grid Coordinates: 586548, 228807
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9265, 0.7117

Location: A1124, Earls Colne, Essex CO6 2PH

Locality: Earls Colne
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO6 2PH

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There is also a scheduled monument, Earls Colne Priory, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(north side)

9/96 Boundary wall to south, east
21.6.62 and north east of Colne
Priory (Formerly listed as
Boundary Wall at Colne


Wall. Early C15, repaired in late C16 and mid-C17. Red brick in transitional
header bond, with some stretches in English and Flemish bonds. The face along
Lower Holt Street has 4 C20 buttresses and a small C19 doorway with 2-centred
head. The return at the NE end, adjacent to River House (item 9/97, q.v.) is
C17 and later, with dropped sections having C19 iron railings. The return at
the SW end, adjacent to Priory Cottage (item 9/l16, q.v.) has original lower
work and C20 rebuilding above. This section has a small door of C16 panels with
2-centred head, stepped gable over, and early C15 stone niche above door.
Documentary evidence from court rolls that the wall was built originally in 1426
by John Breteman, and John and Henry Dockeman, and repaired between 1583 and
1592, and in mid-C17. RCHM 3.

Listing NGR: TL8654828807

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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