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Holly Trees (Museum)

A Grade I Listed Building in Colchester, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8901 / 51°53'24"N

Longitude: 0.9044 / 0°54'15"E

OS Eastings: 599960

OS Northings: 225268

OS Grid: TL999252

Mapcode National: GBR SN5.FGN

Mapcode Global: VHKFZ.MRHF

Entry Name: Holly Trees (Museum)

Listing Date: 24 February 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 117018

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 Botolph with Holy Trinity (LEP)

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

995 (North Side)
TL 9925 SE 5/111 Holly Trees (Museum)

A fine early C13 brick building, standing back from the road in its own
grounds - now part of the Municipal Castle Park. Good ironwork railings
with gate to the street. Built circa 1717-18, it was formerly the home
of Charles Gray (1696-1783) MP for Colchester and owner of the Castle
estate; he lived here over 60 years. The west wing was added in 1748, by
James Deane. The main building is of 3 storeys and basement, red brick
with rubbed brick dressings, parapet to front and rear elevations.
Both elevations have a 5-window range of double hung sashes with glazing
bars, segmental heads. The front has a fine central doorcase with flat
hood, carved consoles. Fluted pilasters, semi-circular fanlight, 6-panel
door, iron handrail to flight of steps to door. The west wing is of 3
storeys, but at a lower level, with cut brick rustications to the ground
floor, 1st floor window with moulded brick pediment and architrave,
Venetian window on garden elevation, brick bands. Many original interior

Listing NGR: TL9996025268

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