Building record MCC11 - 127 Hythe Hill / Dolphin Inn, Colchester


Late Medieval House, No. 127 Hythe Hill and The Dolphin Inn.


Grid reference TM 01322 24700 (point)
Map sheet TM02SW
1848 Parish ST LEONARD


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Dolphin Inn and house, No.127, 30 yards E. of Hythe Church. Has cross-wings at the E. and S. ends. The upper storey of the main block and E. wing project on the S. front. Inside the building the W. wing has an early 18th-century staircase with close string and twisted balusters.<1>It was a timber framed building of perhaps the 16th century or earlier, still standing but having been extensively restored in the 1950's.<2> Formerly the Dolphin Inn. C15/16 origin. No. 126 2 storeys,No.127, storeys, timber-framed and plastered, the roofs tiled. Now much altered externally. the upper storey projects on the south front and has restored or renewed exposed timber-framing. The roofs are tiled.<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1922. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England): Essex, (North-East). Volume III. p67.
  • <2> Monograph: Jephcott, Jess. A. 1995. The Inns, Taverns and Pubs of Colchester. p125-127.
  • <3> LIST: Department of the Environment. 1971. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Borough of Colchester (Essex). p72.

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Jan 23 2017 1:05PM

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