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Description: St Osyth's Priory the Darcy Tower Also Known As Abbot's Tower and Vaulting to West
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
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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.
ST. OSYTH THE BURY
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
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Source: English Heritage
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