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Fragments of pargetting re-discovered in the Castle Museum during renovation work in 1995. Thought to be COLEM 1930.757 referred to in the Museum Report 1930 <1>, which records "38-39 High Street, in projecting back wing pargetting c1650AD, floral scrolls and initials R C D". This discovery is mentioned in The Essex County Standard of 29 November 1930 in an article on the demolition of 38-39 High Street. It says the pargetting was on the east face of the crosswing and that an endeavour was made to remove the pargetting intact but this proved impracticable, however it was hoped that portions would be preserved in The Colchester and Essex Museum.<2>
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