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The Siege House, Colchester

Description: The Siege House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 February 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 116957

OS Grid Reference: TM0073825318
OS Grid Coordinates: 600738, 225318
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8903, 0.9157

Location: 72 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

995 (North Side)
Nos 73 to 75 (consec)
(The Siege House)
TM 0025 SE 7/69 19.2.59.


Good house of early C16 timber construction some of the timber work
outstanding. Extensively restored in 1905 after it had been acquired
(1902) by E Marriage & Son Ltd, owners of the adjoining mill property.
They had all the external plaster stripped and this revealed many bullet
holes in the timbers of the west side and south front, dating from
the time of the Siege of Colchester in 1648. The house is of
L-shaped plan and the upper storey projects on the west side and south
front with a heavy diagonal carved corner post. The East part of
the moulded bressumer is original and the upper storey of this part of
the building has an original window with diamond shaped mullions.
On the west side is an original shaft with moulded capital supporting
a curved bracket.
The interior has a number of original features - moulded ceiling beams,
panelling and remains of original roof construction.

Nos 70 to 75 (consec) form a group with East Mills and the Mill House

Listing NGR: TM0073825318

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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