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62-65, East Street, Colchester

Description: 62-65, East Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 116955

OS Grid Reference: TM0079425325
OS Grid Coordinates: 600794, 225325
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8903, 0.9166

Location: East Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 2TS

Locality: Colchester
Local Authority: Colchester Borough Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO1 2TS

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Listing Text

(North side)
Nos.62 and 65 (Consec.)


Range of shops and houses. Mid C14 (No. 63), late C15 (Nos. 64 and 65), early C17 (No. 62). Properties amalgamated into one premises late C19 and early C20 and altered. Rendered and colourwashed timber frames; plaintile roofs.
PLAN: each part represents a fragment of a once larger house; none retain its original plan form.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 5-window range. Central element consists of a triple-gabled range with underbuilt first-floor jetties. No. 62 (to right) with brick underbuilding pierced by one 5-panelled door, the upper panel glazed, to right of one 2/2 horned sash. Ground-floor of remainder with 2 early C20 glazed shop display windows, each with one double-leaf half-glazed door.
First floor lit through 4 2/2 horned sashes, that to right with 6 panes to lower sash leaf. Stack to right of centre on rear roof slope.
No. 65 with early C20 ground-floor display window and one glazed door to right. Upper floor with full-height glazing with glazing bars.
Rear with 4 gables to roofline. One- and 2-storey C20 extensions, random placement of C20 metal windows, and a first-floor loading door.
INTERIOR: No. 62 with mid C19 stick-baluster staircase with turned newel and ramped handrail. 4-panelled internal doors. East ground-floor room with plank wall lining to 2 walls. Rear room extended to north under a rolled steel joist. First-floor frame with large arched braces to rear wall. The 3 rooms with plank doors. Butt purlin roof (one tier) with straight windbraces.
Nos. 63 and 64 comprise the present sales area, the interiors opened into single spaces, leaving side studwork remaining. Winder staircase in west wall. Roof of No. 63 with a 2-bay mid C14 crown post roof, the central post missing. Fragments of crown purlin carried on arched braces. No. 64 with 2-bay late C15 crown post roof. Chamfered square crown posts with crown purlin supported on arched braces. Cambered main tie beam on knuckle braces.
No. 65 formerly with ground-floor carriageway with central and end studs terminating with solid arched braces. Roof is a 2-bay crown post type, the posts of square section with slight upper and lower chamfers, supporting a crown purlin on arched braces.

Listing NGR: TM0079525329

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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