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Winsley's Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Colchester, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8787 / 51°52'43"N

Longitude: 0.9161 / 0°54'57"E

OS Eastings: 600813

OS Northings: 224036

OS Grid: TM008240

Mapcode National: GBR SNC.4G4

Mapcode Global: VHKG5.T1NL

Entry Name: Winsley's Almshouses

Listing Date: 24 February 1950

Last Amended: 31 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306572

English Heritage Legacy ID: 117158

Location: Colchester, Essex, CO1

County: Essex

District: Colchester

Town: Colchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Old Heath and The Hythe

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 024 OLD HEATH ROAD
TM 02 SW Winsley Square

14/191 Nos 1 to 22 (consec)
19/191 (Winsley's Almhouses)

24.2.50

the entry and description shall be amended to read:

TM 0024 COLCHESTER OLD HEATH ROAD
Winsley Square

14/191 Nos 11 to 32 (consec)
Winsley's Almhouses
24.2.50

GV II

Almshouses. Winsley's Charity was founded in 1728 but incorporates a late C16 brick house of half
H-shape. Wings were added on east and west extending north to form an open courtyard. The main
block has a projecting central porch with passage through on the ground floor; it has original
octagonal angle turrets now covered with cement, and with early C18 features. The space in the
upper storey of the porch was fitted up as a chapel. Nos 11-15 and 28-32 are in early C19 red brick,
nos 16-27 in C18 red and black chequer brickwork. The roofs are tiled. Windows are double hung
sashes with glazing bars. Cambered doorcases.

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1. OLD HEATH ROAD
995 WINSLEY SQUARE
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Nos 1 to 22 (consec)
(Winsley's Almshouses)
TM 0024 14/191
TM 02 SW 19/191 24.2.50.

II

2.
Winsley's Almshouses, founded 1728. Incorporated a late C16 brick house
of half H-shape. Wings were added on east and west extending north to form
an open courtyard. These wings have been extended to more than twice their
original length towards the north in C19 and present century, so that
the courtyard has now become a cul-de-sac. The main block has a projecting
central porch with passage through on the ground floor; it has original
octagonal angle turrets now covered with cement, and with early C18
features. The space in the upper storey of the porch was fitted up as
a chapel.
Nos 1 to 5 and 18 to 22 are in early C19 red brick. Nos 6 to 17 in C18
red and black chequer brickwork. The roofs are tiled. Windows
double hung sashes with glazing bars.


Listing NGR: TM0081324036

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