Thoby Priory ruins, Thoby Lane, Mountnessing - Brentwood

Ruined remains of Augustinian priory, founded c1150, comprising south wall of presbytery and south nave arcade. In June 2014 the local authority and Historic England engaged in pre-application dicussions regarding development in the vicinity of the building, which may provide opportunities for improved monument management.

Thoby Priory ruins, Thoby Lane, Mountnessing - Brentwood
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Thoby Priory
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1005560
  • Local Planning Authority: Brentwood
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary


  • Building Name: Thoby Priory ruins
  • Street Name: Thoby Lane
  • County: Essex
  • District / Borough: Brentwood
  • Parish: Mountnessing
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Brentwood and Ongar
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1005560 and 1293183

Contact Details

Deborah Priddy 01223 582720

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England