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Ruins of Priory Church of St Botolph

A Grade I Listed Building in Colchester, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8873 / 51°53'14"N

Longitude: 0.9041 / 0°54'14"E

OS Eastings: 599948

OS Northings: 224958

OS Grid: TL999249

Mapcode National: GBR SN5.MDC

Mapcode Global: VHKFZ.MT9K

Entry Name: Ruins of Priory Church of St Botolph

Listing Date: 2 December 1971

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337764

English Heritage Legacy ID: 117173

Location: Colchester, Essex, CO2

County: Essex

District: Colchester

Town: Colchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Colchester

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Colchester St Botolph with Holy Trinity (LEP)

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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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

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