Plume Library, including Tower of Former Church of St Peter, High Street, Maldon - Maldon

Late C17 library built on the site of the church of St Peter now retaining only the West tower. The old church was granted to the Premonstratensian Canons in 1180. In 1690 Thomas Plume built the two-storey brick and timber library building which occupies the footprint of the nave to house his book collection of over 4,000 rare and important C16 and C17 texts. The lath and plaster ceiling over the library has lost its key in many places and is at risk of collapse. Evidence of possible structural movement and cracking in various parts of the building.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    PLUME LIBRARY, INCLUDING TOWER OF FORMER CHURCH OF ST PETER
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1256632
    Local Planning Authority:
    Maldon
    Site Type:
    Civil > Public building

Location

    Building Name:
    Plume Library
    County:
    Essex
    District / Borough:
    Maldon
    Parish:
    Maldon
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Maldon
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Occupied/in use
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, CA

Contact Details

Claire Fidler 01223 582735