Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

The remains of the Cluniac Priory

Prittlewell's Priory Park

Prittlewell Priory is a medieval priory that was founded in the 12th century by monks from the Cluniac Priory of St. Pancras. It was passed into private hands afollowing the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. The last private owner gave the priory and the grounds to the local council. The grounds now form a public park, Priory Park, and the Grade I listed building is open to the public.


A phantom monk reputedly haunts the remains of the Cluniac Priory in Prittlewell’s Priory Park.


For more information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Southend-on-Sea (commonly referred to as just Southend) is a seaside resort town in Essex, England.

It is located on the north side of the Thames estuary 40 miles east of central London.

Pictured left are the remains of the Cluniac Priory courtesy of Glyn Baker. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.