LEEZ PRIORY, PART OF QUADRANGLE, NOW A HOUSE (THAT PART IN DUNMOW ROAD)

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1112814

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1967

Statutory Address: LEEZ PRIORY, PART OF QUADRANGLE, NOW A HOUSE (THAT PART IN DUNMOW ROAD), LEEZ LANE

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Location

Statutory Address: LEEZ PRIORY, PART OF QUADRANGLE, NOW A HOUSE (THAT PART IN DUNMOW ROAD), LEEZ LANE

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

County: Essex

District: Chelmsford (District Authority)

Parish: Great and Little Leighs

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford (District Authority)

Parish: Felsted

National Grid Reference: TL 70069 18542

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Details

TL 71 NW FELSTED LEEZE LANE

8/184 Leez Priory, part of 20.2.67 Quadrangle, now a house (that part in Dunmow Rd) G.V. I

House, comprising the remains of a Quadrangle. C16 part of the West Side of the Quadrangle lies in Felsted: Red brick built with signs of blocked arches and repair work. Red plain tiled roofs. Windows diamond leaded throughout. From left to right of West face there is a single storey, stable block, the East face of which has mullion windows and blocked doorways, next, a gabled crosswing of 2 storeys adjoined by a 2 storey gabled stair turret. The crosswing with a 3 light moulded brick mullion, a flat head window and nailed board door to west face. 2 moulded brick 3 light mullions, 1 flat head window and door with arched brick opening to east face. The main range, West face, with ground floor, 7 window range, first floor 3 window range, of various 1,2 or 3 lights, all with round or arched heads. 2 nailed and boarded doors with oak surrounds and lintels. At the far right is a taller building with an external circular red brick chimney stack with chamfered square base, bands and moulded capping. Crenellations, continued from south face form the parapet. 3 red brick chimney stacks. The house was built by Richard, Lord Rich soon after 1536 when the Priory of the Augustinian Canons, founded early C13 was dissolved. The house was of 2 quadrangles and built partly on the foundations of the Priory. Foundations of the monastic buildings lie to the East of this building and material was re-used by Lord Rich from the original building. Much of Lord Rich's house ws demolished in 1753. Many foundations are exposed in the gardens. Of Lord Rich's house there remains part of the West and South sides of the Outer Quadrangle, the latter including the Outer Gatehouse. Restorations by Chancellor early C20. The south side of the Quadrangle including the Outer Gatehouse lies in the Parish of Gt. & Lt. Leighs in Chelmsford District and are listed Grade I, TL 71 NW 2/148. RCHM 2.

Listing NGR: TL7006918542

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 122633

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