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St Osyth's Priory the Darcy Tower Also Known As Abbot's Tower and Vaulting to West, St Osyth

Description: St Osyth's Priory the Darcy Tower Also Known As Abbot's Tower and Vaulting to West

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 120033

OS Grid Reference: TM1217615718
OS Grid Coordinates: 612176, 215718
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7998, 1.0758

Location: The Bury, St Osyth, Essex CO16 8NZ

Locality: St Osyth
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO16 8NZ

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Listing Text

In the entry for ST OSYTH THE BURY

15/199 St Osyth's Priory. The Darcy
Tower (formerly listed as part of
buildings comprised in St Osyth's

The address shall be amended to read: THE BURY

St Osyth's Priory. The Darcy Tower
also known as Abbot's Tower and
vaulting to west.


TM 1215
15/199 St. Osyth's Priory.
21.2.50 The Darcy Tower,
(formerly listed as part
of Buildings comprised in
St Osyth's Priory)
Tower. Mid C16. For Lord Darcy, possibly incorporating foundations of early
C12 eastern dorter. Ashlar and septaria. Moulded plinth. Of 3 stages with
raised turrets at 3 angles. Octagonal with square base. Small gables to each
parapet. North west angle with 2 diapered stone chimney shafts, moulded bases,
spiked caps. South face, three 3 light windows under square heads, labels over,
4 smaller 2 light windows to south west turret. East face 3 similar windows and
similar smaller windows to north east and south east turrets. Segmental pointed
archway, square label over. West face, similar window to upper storey and round
headed window to second stage. To west are 3 single storey vaulted bays,
enclosed by the brick wall listed q.v. 15/198 to south and the Chapel to north,
and approached through a segmental pointed archway with square label over. The
vaulting and that in the present Chapel originally part of the C12 eastern range
with Dorter over. The tower first floor staircase with solid central pier,
above this rises a circular staircase in the south west turret. Doorways with
segmental pointed archways to each stage and most turrets. Moulded fire
surround and blocked arch to 3rd stage and moulded fire surround with moulded
cast iron basket grate to upper stage. Scheduled Ancient Monument

Listing NGR: TM1217615718

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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