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Thoby Priory Ruins

A Grade II Listed Building in Mountnessing, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6638 / 51°39'49"N

Longitude: 0.3508 / 0°21'2"E

OS Eastings: 562677

OS Northings: 198729

OS Grid: TQ626987

Mapcode National: GBR NJT.RGL

Mapcode Global: VHJKD.1F9W

Plus Code: 9F32M972+G8

Entry Name: Thoby Priory Ruins

Listing Date: 29 December 1952

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293183

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373757

Location: Mountnessing, Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Mountnessing

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Mountnessing St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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723-1/6/475 (North side)
29/12/52 Thoby Priory Ruins
(Formerly Listed as:
PRIORY DRIVE, Mountnessing
Thoby Priory Ruins)


Ruins of Augustinian Priory. C14 and C15. Flint rubble and red
brick in English bond. Section about 15m long of S wall of
presbytery, aligned E-W, turning N for one metre at E end,
with diagonal buttress at corner. Abuts on an early C19 brick
wall to E, not of special architectural or historic interest.
Includes 2 windows with 2-centred arches, splayed to the N,
the tracery missing. The W window is much obscured by creeper
at time of inspection, June 1989. The E window is C15, of red
bricks 0.23m long by 0.10m wide by 0.06m deep, cut to shape,
blocked with red bricks in English bond to a height of 2m. The
rubble contains Roman brick and tile, and has bonding courses
of red brick similar to that of the E window. Some dressings
of clunch, much eroded, and limestone. The priory was founded
in the first half of the C12 and suppressed in 1525.

Listing NGR: TQ6267798729

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