Find Building

St Botolphs Priory Also known as Colchester Priory

 

Images

Other Information

  • The lowest part of St Botolph's Priory has been clearly constructed using bricks from the old Roman town of Colchester.
  • Excavations have revealed the internal length of the church to be about 200 feet. The crossing tower stood supported by corner columns, similar to those that survive in the nave, whilst the width from transept to transept was about 85 feet.
  • Fronting the church was a monumental west front, none of which survives with a screen facade that is believed to have been built about 1160. Short towers flanked it either side.
  • The church survived the reformation, an unusual situation for a priory that had had its religious order closed by 1540. It was then used as a church for the town of Colchester until the English Civil War saw it so badly damaged in 1648 it lost its roof and suffered major structural damage. This was a chain of events that led to it fall into the ruin it is in today.

Companies

If your company has been involved with the Design/Build, Supply or Maintenance of this building please submit your details.

Reference Data

Reference No.
6726
First Uploaded
15-10-2012
Last Editorial Date
15-10-2012
 

Building Location

Address
St Botolph's Street, Colchester. CO2 7DU
Council
Colchester Borough Council
County
Essex
Region
South East
Country
United Kingdom

View in Google Maps

Building Specification

Status
Ruined
Construction start date
1103
Completion date
1160
Demolition Date
1648
Style
Romanesque

Roof Height (AGL)
45.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


Metres > Feet