St Osyth's Priory, St. Osyth - Tendring

Remains of an Augustinian priory founded before 1127 and post-Dissolution mansion incorporating monastic remains. The site comprises a number of buildings including the main house, a gatehouse, Darcy Tower and various standing remains, most in need of major repairs. The Darcy Tower (pictured) remains scaffolded. The 'ruined range' was repaired by Historic England in 2013-15. In 2016 planning permission for conversion and enabling development was agreed. Repairs to the Baliff's Cottage and adjoining range were completed summer 2017. On-going discussions relate to a business plan for future use.

St Osyth's Priory, St. Osyth - Tendring
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Remains Of St Osyth's Priory Including The Ruinous Sections Of A Mid-C16 Mansion
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1002193
  • Local Planning Authority: Tendring
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building


  • Building Name: St Osyth's Priory
  • County: Essex
  • District / Borough: Tendring
  • Parish: St. Osyth
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Clacton
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 3 grade I; 3 grade II*; 6 grade II, 6 LBs, part in RPG grade II, CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1002193 and 1337158; 1337159; 1111495; 1308972; 1337160; 1166310; 1111468; 1111496; 1111460; 1111462; 1111466; 1111467