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DOE survey of No 8 Trinity Street (Tymperleys). Grade II*. Originally a C15-C16 building, standing in its garden back from the road and facing south reached through the archway in No 7. Much restored. Two storeys and attics, timber-framed and plastered, the timbering exposed on the front, the roofs tiled, 3 gabled dormers, the upper storey projects on the south front. Original doorway west end in the first floor with 4 centred head, now blocked, probably once led to an external stairway. Mostly modern period fenestration. Interior has original moulded ceiling beams and C17 staircase. Plaque over gateway records this as the house of William Gilberd, MA 1544-1603- the father of Electrical Science. <1>
LIST: Department of the Environment. 1971. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Borough of Colchester (Essex). page 125.
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MCC2548 Trinity Street (Tymperleys), Colchester (Building)
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Feb 24 2016 12:05PM
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