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Ruins of Priory Church of St Botolph, Colchester

Description: Ruins of Priory Church of St Botolph

Grade: I
Date Listed: 2 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 117173

OS Grid Reference: TL9994824958
OS Grid Coordinates: 599948, 224958
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8873, 0.9041

Location: St Botolph's Church Walk, Colchester, Essex CO2 7DG

Locality: Colchester
Local Authority: Colchester Borough Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO2 7DG

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Listing Text

Ruins of Priory Church
TL 9924 NE 9/4 of St Botolph


The ruins of the great mid C12 conventual church of the Priory of
St Botolph, founded at the beginning of the century as the first house
of Augustinian Canons in England. It was built almost entirely with
stone and brick taken from Roman buildings. There are great circular
columns in brick to the nave, and the west front is particularly fine,
with curious interlacing arcades in brick. The church survived the
suppression of the Priory in 1536 as it had been the parish church of
St Botolph's for some time. It was ruined in the siege of Colchester
in 1648. A.M.

Listing NGR: TL9994824958

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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