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Essex and Suffolk Fire Office, Colchester

Description: Essex and Suffolk Fire Office

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 117031

OS Grid Reference: TL9943725211
OS Grid Coordinates: 599437, 225211
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8898, 0.8968

Location: High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1SP

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

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Listing Text

995 (North Side)
No 157 (Essex and Suffolk
Fire Office) (Formerly
listed as Essex and Suffolk
TL 9925 SW 4/121 24.2.50. Equitable Insurance Office)


Fine early C19 neo-classical facade with projecting colonnade. 1820 by
David Laing. Built as a Corn Exchange. Originally 2 storeys with central
pediment, a 3rd storey was added later. It is now of 3 storeys with
central pediment and small open pediments at each end of the front,
9-window range of double hung sashes with glazing bars, the ground floor
windows have arched heads. The colonnade has 9 pairs of cast iron Greek
Doric columns across the pavement. The arcade behind was enclosed in
later C19 and remodelled with plate glass in 1966.

Nos 156 to 158 (consec) and Albert Hall form a group

Listing NGR: TL9943725211

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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