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The Siege House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colchester, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8903 / 51°53'24"N

Longitude: 0.9157 / 0°54'56"E

OS Eastings: 600738

OS Northings: 225318

OS Grid: TM007253

Mapcode National: GBR SN5.JB7

Mapcode Global: VHKFZ.TRH9

Entry Name: The Siege House

Listing Date: 19 February 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123627

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116957

Location: Colchester, Essex, CO1

County: Essex

District: Colchester

Town: Colchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Colchester

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Colchester St James and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

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

II* GV

2.
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

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