St John's Abbey, Colchester, Essex Giclée Travel Poster
Premium travel poster of St John's Abbey Gate in Colchester, Essex. Built in the early 15th century as the entrance to St John's Abbey, the gatehouse has weathered the years with grace, standing as a steadfast remnant while much of the abbey has faded into history. Positioned discreetly on St John's Green, less than a quarter of a mile from Colchester Town station, this gate is a beloved local landmark, quietly narrating tales of the past. St Botolph's Priory and St John's Street lie to the north, while Abbey Field stretches to the south.
Rooted in history that predates the Norman Conquest, St John's Abbey holds the legacy of an Anglo-Saxon church constructed from Roman rubble. Established in 1096 by Eudo Dapifer, the Benedictine Abbey saw the addition of the gate around 1400, a response to the turbulence of the Peasants' Revolt in 1381 that left the Abbey plundered. This majestic example of English Gothic architecture features East Anglian flushwork, a decorative style artfully combining flint pebble and lime mortar.
This Essex illustration by Tom Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée travel poster on cotton-rich fine art paper. For our Abbey Gate art print, click here.
12x16" print shown. Cropping and title position (if applicable) may differ slightly on 'A' size prints.