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St Botolph's Priory

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The remains of St Botolph's Priory Colchester, including the arched windows, sturdy circular piers run the length of the nave, and the arcading above is typically Norman. The was built mainly from flint and re-used Roman bricks, this masonry then being completely covered with plaster and possibly painted to enhance its simple appearance. It was founded in 1103 and was England's first Augustinian monastery the remaining walls dating from the middle of the 12th century.

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24th Aug 2007 by Diane Earl

Subjects:
Geography, History

Key Stages:
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+


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