St Osyth Priory is an architectural historians dream. It features a remarkable collection of buildings offering 900 years of architectural history on one site. It is now in private hands but the owners – the Sargeant Family – are restoring the buildings and making them more sustainable. However much work needs to be done and much money needs to be raised.
The whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument within which are many listed buildings and features. The surrounding Park is Registered Parkland. It is also being restored and replanted following gravel extraction undertaken by the previous owners.
The 15th century Gatehouse is possibly the finest building but the Main Building, the Chapel and the Tithe Barn are also fine examples of their respective periods.
General public access is not possible during the restoration works. However the family have kindly allowed village events to take place within the grounds such as the Picnic in the Park organised by St Osyth School parents and the annual St Osyth Day Service in the Chapel.