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The Minories, Colchester

Description: The Minories

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 117008

OS Grid Reference: TM0000925230
OS Grid Coordinates: 600009, 225230
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8897, 0.9051

Location: High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1UE

Locality: Colchester
Local Authority: Colchester Borough Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO1 1UE

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Listing Text

995 (South Side)
No 74 (The Minories)
TM 0025 SW 6/104 24.2.50.


Early C16 timber-framed building remodelled in the later C18 for Thomas
Boggis, baymaker. There are modern extensions at the rear. The main
block has a red brick front with coping, 2 hipped gables behind the coping
the roofs tiled, 3 storeys, 5-window range of double hung sashes with
glazing bars, central 2 storeyed bay winow above the central Doric
porch; modillioned cornice below 3rd storey, band between ground and
1st floors, arched doorway with semi-circular fanlight, 6-panel door.
The garden elevation is of red brick with plastered parapet, moulded
brick cornice, 3-window range to the upper storey (central window
Venetian) 5 to the ground floor, band, brick quoins at the angles.
The rear wing has been much altered externally, the roof is hipped on the
south. The interior of this wing has a staircase of circa 1600 with carved
square newels. The interior of the main block has contemporary work (exposed
moulded ceiling beams) and many late C18 features, particularly a good
open-string staircase of circa 1774. There are C16 brick cellars with a
number of arched recesses.

Nos 67 to 75 (consec) and No 1 Queen Street form a group

Listing NGR: TM0000925230

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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