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Garrison Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colchester, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.882 / 51°52'55"N

Longitude: 0.9102 / 0°54'36"E

OS Eastings: 600395

OS Northings: 224387

OS Grid: TM003243

Mapcode National: GBR SN5.WFZ

Mapcode Global: VHKFZ.QYKM

Entry Name: Garrison Church

Listing Date: 2 December 1971

Last Amended: 8 July 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123564

English Heritage Legacy ID: 117108

Location: Colchester, Essex, CO1

County: Essex

District: Colchester

Town: Colchester

Electoral Ward/Division: New Town and Christ Church

Built-Up Area: Colchester

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Colchester New Town and The Hythe St Stephen, St Mary and St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TM 0024 COLCHESTER MILITARY ROAD
(North West side)
584/14/408 Colchester Garrison

02.12.71 Garrison Church

II*

Garrison church. 1856. Timber frame with weatherboard. Rectangular aisled plan with vestries either side of East end.
EXTERIOR: single storey; 8-bay range. The frame is visible externally separating bays with triple round-arched windows with horizontal glazing bars, beneath deep eaves; the front gable has outer windows with taller central light, and central 2-1ight round-arched windows with two transoms, each above a round-arched doorway with double doors. Beneath the apex is a clock, with a small louvred bellcote on top. Plain gabled vestries to the East end.
INTERIOR: square timber nave posts and cast-iron brackets support iron trusses. HlSTORY: the only surviving part of the temporary hut camp established for the Crimean War. Comparable with the much later corrugated iron-clad timber church at Bisley, Hants and two contemporary examples at Aldershot, now demolished. Timber huts were widely used for barracks and hospitals in the early nineteenth century, but are now very rare. Graded for its considerable historic interest as the only barracks church of its type in the country.
(Dietz P: Garrison: Ten Military Towns: London: 1986-: 14).

Listing NGR: TM0039524387

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