- Listing: Grade 2
- Date of building: Mid-19th C
- Tollesbury Granary Gallery
- Tollesbury Granary Virtual Tour
The existing floor structure would not seem to support the idea that it was used originally for grain storage, though it probably shared some purpose with the nearby granary at Oldhall in moving grain and other goods up and down the Thames. Tollesbury itself has been a centre of habitation and water commerce since around 6000 BC.
The building finally fell out of use in the 1950s and since then has suffered repeated damaging flooding owing to the rising of tide and general sea levels. Largely because of the flooding, the granary has been on Essex County Council's Buildings at Risk Register since 1992.
Above the area of flooding, however, the timber frame is in good condition and plans for the restoration of the granary include elevating the building off the ground to protect it from further inundation.
It is hoped that the restoration and repositioning of the granary above the flood level will create a versatile multifunctional space with full disability access. It is to be a combined maritime, local and natural history visitor centre and educational resource centre.