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Monument Name Ruins of Priory Church of St Botolph, Colchester
SMR Number 31402
Summary Mid C12 conventual church of the Priory of St Botolph, now ruins.
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Description Mid C12 conventual church of the Priory of St Botolph, now ruins. Listed Building Description: ST BOTOLPH'S STREET 995 Ruins of Priory Church TL 9924 NE 9/4 of St Botolph I 2. 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
Monument Type(s) PRIORY (Dated 1133AD to 1166AD)
Monument Class(es) STONE
Period 1133AD to 1166AD Medieval
Status Listed Building (EH)
Administration Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX
National Grid Reference Square: TL92SE
Ref: 999249
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Sources Photograph : Col Slides of Ruins (Andrews, D) Dated : 2004

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