Priors Hall, Widdington, Essex

Priors Hall, Widdington, Essex
Photograph taken 30 October 1999 © Mr Richard Jemmett. Source Historic England Archive ref: 415893

The house was originally a chapel. It was built in the 10th or 11th century and was given to the Abbey of St Valery after the Norman Conquest. In 1377 the church was confiscated by Edward III and given to William of Wykeham, who remodelled the building into a house. In the 16th and 18th centuries the house was greatly altered and is now a farmhouse.

Location

Essex Widdington

Period

Anglo Saxon (Britons/English/Vikings) (410 - 1065)

Tags

medieval (1066 - 1484) hall house chapel religion monastery faith anglo saxon (410 - 1065)