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Colchester Town Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Colchester, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8898 / 51°53'23"N

Longitude: 0.8988 / 0°53'55"E

OS Eastings: 599577

OS Northings: 225220

OS Grid: TL995252

Mapcode National: GBR SN5.D2Q

Mapcode Global: VHKFZ.JRJN

Entry Name: Colchester Town Hall

Listing Date: 25 March 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337736

English Heritage Legacy ID: 117027

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 Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 06/07/2016

TL 9925 SE 5/117

HIGH STREET (North Side)
Colchester Town Hall

(Formerly listed as Town Hall)

25.3.68.

I
1898, by John Belcher. Exceptionally rich design in free classical style:
red brick and Portland stone. 3 storeys, lowest one stone-faced with
central entrance, carved brackets to porch support balcony above. 3 pairs
of engaged Corinthian columns rise through 1st and 2nd storeys to
support 2 segmental and one triangular pediment. Large coat of arms
above latter, breaking balustrade to roof. Statues in high relief
between 2nd storey windows.
Victoria tower, on return, rises above pair of bay windows. 162 ft high
topped by statue of St Helena. Lower stage of brick, upper part
of stone: very elaborate with 4 bronze ravens and 4 stone figures -
Fishery, Engineering, Military Defence, Agriculture. One of the bells
is from the Old Town Hall. Circa 1400 (RCHM).


Listing NGR: TL9957725220

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