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Tymperleys, Colchester

Description: Tymperleys

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 117207

OS Grid Reference: TL9957325084
OS Grid Coordinates: 599573, 225084
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8886, 0.8987

Location: Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JN

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

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Listing Text

995 (West Side)
No 8 (Tymperleys)
TL 9925 SE 5/247 24.2.50.


Originally a C15-C16 building, standing in its garden back from the road
and facing south reached through the archway in No 7. Much restored.
2 storeys and attics, timber-framed and plastered, the timbering exposed
on the front, the roofs tiled, 3 gabled dormers, the upper storey projects
on the south front. Original doorway west end in the first floor with
4 centred head, now blocked, probably once led to an external stairway.
Mostly modern period fenestration. Interior has original moulded ceiling
beams and C17 staircase. Plaque over gateway records this as the house
of William Gilberd, MA 1544-1603 - the Father of Electrical Science.

Nos 2 to 14 (consec) form a group

Listing NGR: TL9957325084

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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