Monument record MCC7581 - Monkwick
|Grid reference||Centred TL 998 227 (182m by 161m) (FCE)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (2)
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>
- <1> SEX4 DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
- <2> SEX34269 DESC TEXT: Cant, L. 1963. Monkwixk Farmhouse, Berechurch. Vol 6, p.27.
- <3> SEX9005 DESC TEXT: Department of the Environment. 1971. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Colchester Borough. p11, now demolished.
- <4> SEX76 DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, p.73.
- <5> SEX52658 RECORD SHEET/FORM: Ordnance Survey. unknown. OS cards. TL92SE4, 1976.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Nov 3 2015 11:41AM