Monument record MCC7581 - Monkwick


The farmhouse, now demolished, was a C16 building.


Grid reference Centred TL 998 227 (182m by 161m) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The farmhouse, now demolished, was a C16 building. <1> Sir Francis Jobson probably built or rebuilt the house and lived there in the time of Elizabeth I. The mansion suffered greatly in the Civil War and was reduced to the state of a farmhouse. The moat was filled in and the stream which fed it led to underground piping. During demolition C17 panelling found in one bedroom. A finely carved overmantel from the drawing room, probably dating from c.1650 when the house was rebuilt was removed for preservation. <2> C16 origin. <3> Other refs. <4> <5>

Site Assessment = House now demolished. <1>

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Cant, L. 1963. Monkwixk Farmhouse, Berechurch. Vol 6, p.27.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: Department of the Environment. 1971. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Colchester Borough. p11, now demolished.
  • <4> DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, p.73.
  • <5> RECORD SHEET/FORM: Ordnance Survey. unknown. OS cards. TL92SE4, 1976.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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