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The Inner Gatehouse at Leez Priory

A Grade I Listed Building in Felsted, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8396 / 51°50'22"N

Longitude: 0.4672 / 0°28'1"E

OS Eastings: 570067

OS Northings: 218548

OS Grid: TL700185

Mapcode National: GBR PJ5.QXR

Mapcode Global: VHJJP.11V1

Entry Name: The Inner Gatehouse at Leez Priory

Listing Date: 19 June 1975

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122138

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112644

Location: Felsted, Uttlesford, Essex, CM3

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Felsted

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Felsted Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

5213 LEIGHS -------------
The Inner Gatehouse
at Leez Priory
TL 71 NW 2/l48A


The major part of the Inner Gatehouse lies within the boundaries of the Parish
of Felstead in the District of Uttlesford. A very fine building erected by the
lst Lord Rich soon after 1536 when the priory of the Augustinian Canons was dissolved
and razed to the ground. It is more ornate than the Outer Gatehouse and has octagonal
turrets at each corner rising above the parapet and embattled. The turrets are
3 storeys and the block between the turrets is 2 storeys. On the east face the
turrets are plain except for blue brick diapering and on the west face they are
panelled in 3 stages, each with a trefoiled band at the top. The block between
the turrets has a large room on each storey lit by 4-light stone mullioned and
transomed window on the east and west faces. The south side has 4 fine octagonal
chimney shafts, 3 of them enriched by moulded brickwork. The 2 eastern turrets
had staircases but only the south one remains, with its original treads. The
outer (west) archway is stone dressed and the inner is of brick. The interior
has an original fireplace on each storey. In 1909 a certain amount of restoration
was carried out by Hughes-Hughes.

Leez Priory, The Inner Gatehouse at Leez Priory, Conduit in the Inner Quadrangle,
Leez Priory, Two Barns at Leez Priory Farm with the Fishing hut, Leez Priory and the
walls to the kitchen garden, Leez Priory (outside the boundry) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL7006718548

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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