Site Event/Activity record ECC2239 - Pevsner survey of St Nicholas Church, Colchester, 1954


Location St Nicholas Church, High Street, Colchester
Grid reference Centred TL 9978 2519 (36m by 27m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX



Pevsner, Nikolaus (Mr)





Survey by Pevsner 'St Nicholas, High Street (Demolished in 1955. The plate is now in the Castle Museum and a tablet of c1500 in All Saints Church, Colchester) Essentially the work of Sir George Gilbert Scot, 1875-6 and a proud work, in this prominent position right in the centre of Colchester. Scott found a small and humble church and made it serve his more ambitious purposes. The ground floor, a N tower, is Perp; so are the N aisle (or chapel) W of it, and the present N aisle. Originally they formed nave and chancel. The date of these parts is C14, see the quatrefoil piers. Scott carried on, quite tactfully as usual, and without much personality or grit. REREDOS. By Temple Moore, c1925.-PULPIT and LECTERN, 1893 to Scott's design. ORGAN CASE. By Oldrid Scott.-PAINTINGS. Four Evangelists, Flemish, mid C17; Abraham and the Angels. By G.S.Marucelli, 1679 (?).-PLATE. Ornamented Cup 1569; Paten 1569; Elizabethan Cup with band of ornament; large cup on baluster stem and Paten probably of 1667; Paten on foot of 1708. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Serial: Pevsner, Nikolaus. The Buildings of England: Essex. p134.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • St Nicholas' Church, High Street, Colchester (demolished) (Monument)

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Apr 12 2016 1:21PM

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