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Leez Priory Inner Gate House (That Part in Dunmow Road)

A Grade I Listed Building in Great and Little Leighs, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8399 / 51°50'23"N

Longitude: 0.4684 / 0°28'6"E

OS Eastings: 570151

OS Northings: 218575

OS Grid: TL701185

Mapcode National: GBR PJ5.R6Q

Mapcode Global: VHJJP.20HW

Entry Name: Leez Priory Inner Gate House (That Part in Dunmow Road)

Listing Date: 6 August 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322295

English Heritage Legacy ID: 122632

Location: Great and Little Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Great and Little Leighs

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text

8/183 Leez Priory
Inner Gate House (that part in
Dunmow Rd)
G.V. I
Inner Gate House, C16. Red brick built with black and patterning.
Stone dressings to windows, parapets and crenellations and a stone Coat of Arms
above Coutyard archway. Crenellated, octagonal turrets to each corner, of 3
storeys, the South/East with origional solid tread staircase. The East face
turrets are diapered and panelled in 3 stages, each with a band of trefoil
moulded bricks. The block between the turrets, above the archway, is of two
storeys, each comprising a large room, with stone mullion and transomed windows
to East and West faces. The block has gabled parapets of brick and stone panels
with a stone final. There is a moulded stone archway to West face and a
moulded brick archway to East face. The dtone arch with fleur-de-lys and rose
decoration spandrels, the brick with shields. There are 4 fine decorated,
moulded red brick octagonal chimney stacks, 3 recessed arches and other remains
of former buildings on this site, after 1536, when the priory of the
Augustinian Canons was dissolved ans mainly demolished. Restorations were
carried out early C20 by Chancellor. The boundary of Felsted in Uttlesford and
Great and Little Leighs in chemlsford runs through the site. The stone
hexagonal conduit, in the Gothic style, is listed Grade II, TL 71 NW 2/149 in
Great ans Little Leighs, as are the 2 barns situatedto the south of Leez
Priory, built of C16 red brick with red plain tile roofs and some original
windows, the east barn of 5 bays and the west barn of 6 bays, TL 71 NW 2/152.
The major part of the Inner Gate House lies Felsted. RCHM 2.

Listing NGR: TL7015118575

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