The buried and visible remains of the Benedictine Abbey of St John which is located on the southern outskirts of Colchester town centre. Also present are the buried remains of a small pre-Conquest church which preceded the foundation of the monastery, and part of one of the extensive extra-mural cemeteries associated with the Roman town and later subsumed within the area of the monastic precinct. In addition, the monument includes the buried remains of a 17th century house established after the Dissolution of the abbey and the remains of its associated formal gardens, some of whose terraces are still visible. Scheduled and listed. Dependencies: Bedemans Berg, Snape, Wickham Skeyth, and the Hospital of St Mary Magdalene, (Colchester).