Site Event/Activity record ECC883 - Survey of Tymperleys House, Trinity Street, Colchester, 1922


Location Tymperleys House, Trinity Street, Colchester
Grid reference TL 99576 25085 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE



RCHME (Swindon)





RCHME of Tymperleys house. The building 'was built late in the 15th or early in the 16th century and has a lower wing, little later in date, at the E end. The upper storey projects on the S front and has curved and hollow-chamfered brackets. On the first floor, at the E end, is an original doorway with a four-centred head; it is now blocked but may have opened on to an external staircase; that the house extended further in this direction is negated by the existence of the almost contemporary E wing. Inside the building the ground floor has some original moulded ceiling-beams and the roof has an original octagonal king-post with moulded capital and base and four-way struts. The staircase projects at the back, and has late 17th century twisted balusters, close string and square newels with turned pendants. The E wing has original moulded ceiling-beams'.<1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1922. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England): Essex, (North-East). Volume III. page 65.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • 8 Trinity Street (Tymperleys), Colchester (Building)

Record last edited

Feb 8 2016 3:00PM

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