Colchester St Botolpts Priory

St Botolpts PrioryColchester St Botolpt’s Priory The remains of one of the first Augustinian priories in England, founded about 1100.

An impressive example of early Norman architecture, built in flint and reused Roman brick, the church displays massive circular pillars and round arches and an elaborate west front. Later badly damaged by cannon fire during the Civil War siege of 1648.

St Botolph’s Priory, located in Colchester, England, was the very first English Augustinian priory church, founded in the finish of the eleventh century from the Anglo-Saxon minster community of Colchester. Only the ruined remains from the nave survive nowadays, under the care of English Heritage. These were designated as a Grade 1 listed creating in 1971.

It was the initial residence from the Augustinian cannons in Britain St. Botolph’s never ever achieved fame through a library and scriptorium or attracted pilgrims by means of possession of miraculous relics.



At the Dissolution with the Monasteries, the priory buildings passed to secular owners however the priory church passed into the care of the parish, and served as a parish church.

It became ruined following the siege of Colchester in 1648. St Botolpts PrioryThe former exterior plaster has weathered away, revealing the flints and reused Roman bricks of which the priory was constructed; Essex is really a region devoid of creating stone.

The Borough Council have proposed some works to produce the Priory grounds additional accessible; this perform must take location throughout the period 2010-13

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