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ST JOHN'S ABBEY GATEHOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ST JOHN'S ABBEY GATEHOUSE

List entry Number: 1337765

Location

ST JOHN'S ABBEY GATEHOUSE, ST JOHN'S GREEN

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Colchester

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 02-Dec-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Jun-1972

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 117175

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. ST JOHN'S GREEN 995 St John's Abbey Gatehouse (formerly listed as Abbeygate House) TL 9924 BE 9/5 23.1.69.

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2. The only remains of the Abbey of St John the Baptist, a late Benedictine C11 foundation. The gatehouse was built in the later C15, 2 storeys of rubble and brick faced in knapped flint work set in stone panels with cusped heads. There are 2 flanking octagonal turrets to the front, and the gate hall has a ribbed stone vault roof. The back part of the building was rebuilt in C17 brick after damage during the siege of 1648. AM.

St John's Abbey Gatehouse (formerly listed as Abbeygate House) shall be amended to read St John's Abbey Gatehouse

The date when building was first listed 23.1.69. shall be deleted.

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1. ST JOHN'S GREEN 995 St John's Abbey Gatehouse (formerly listed as TL 9924 NE 9/5 Abbeygate House) 23.1.69.

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2. The only remains of the Abbey of St John the Baptist, a late Benedictine C11 foundation. The gatehouse was built in the later C15, 2 storeys, of rubble and brick faced in knapped flint work set in stone panels with cusped heads. There are 2 flanking octagonal turrets to the front, and the gate hall has a ribbed stone vault roof. The back part of the building was rebuilt in C17 brick after damage during the siege of 1648. A.M.

Listing NGR: TL9976724753

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National Grid Reference: TL 99767 24753

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