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The Priory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Horkesley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9518 / 51°57'6"N

Longitude: 0.8519 / 0°51'6"E

OS Eastings: 596074

OS Northings: 231991

OS Grid: TL960319

Mapcode National: GBR RL0.L5K

Mapcode Global: VHKFR.Q66K

Plus Code: 9F32XV22+PP

Entry Name: The Priory

Listing Date: 27 January 1982

Last Amended: 14 July 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224435

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420496

ID on this website: 101224435

Location: Little Horkesley, Colchester, Essex, CO6

County: Essex

District: Colchester

Civil Parish: Little Horkesley

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Little Horkesley St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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In the entry for:

TL 93 SE
3/105 Priory Farmhouse

the list entry shall be amended to read:

3/105 The Priory
II* (star)
Wing of Cluniac Priory, including end wall of priest's house, later farmhouse, now house. C14
east wall, early C16 remainder of south wing, reroofed probably in C17 with C17-C18 L-wing
to north, some early C19 windows to east but mainly refenestrated in C20. Timberframed now
plastered with hipped or gabled tiled roofs and 3 brick chimneystacks. Main range, which is
surviving range of Priory with east wall of priest's house, is aligned east-west with L-wing to
north. Two storeys; irregular fenestration. East end has 2 early C19 12-pane sashes, the remainder
mainly C20 casements except for 5 windows with leaded lights to the south, including 2 restored
ovolo-moulded wooden mullioned windows of c1600. C20 doors. Interior east wall to east of
chimney stack is the only surviving wall of an earlier building, probably of C14 date, judging by
the long passing brace, and probably a priest's house. The remainder of this wing is early C16,
was originally jettied to the west and had an internal 'cloister'. A particularly interesting feature
was a wide timber fireplace on each floor, some way between a smoke bay and a timber stack,
the one on the ground floor having been moved a few feet and reused in the late C16 brick
chimney. Spine beam to living room has 4 inch chamfer one side with chamfered floor joists to
one side and joists of square section on the other side. Staircase to west is a winder staircase with
early C18 balusters. First floor has a series of jowled posts, curved tension braces, sockets for
diamond mullioned windows and shutter grooves, stone corbel to bedroom supporting chamfered
beam with lambs tongue stops, resited C14 ogee moulded wooden arch with bowtell moulding,
old floorboards and 2 centred arched doorcase. Attic storey has C16 or C17 plank door and
C17-C18 roof with pegged rafters, tie beam and side purlins.


Priory Farmhouse
TL 93 SE 3/105
Medieval probably C16, and extensive modernisation. North aspect on L-plan
with a wing extending north from west end. Timber-framed and plastered with
ridged and hipped roofs, peg-tiled. Windows mixed, numerous, and of irregular
spacing mostly modern. Three red brick chimney stacks one on each hip apex
and one central to north wall. South elevation has eaves and range of 2 sets
of 3, small pane casements, left, 2 sets 4, small pane casements right, a blank
bay and one pair of sashes. Ground storey similarly casemented, and modern
doors in second bay to the left.

Listing NGR: TL9607431991

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