Building record MCC136 - 1 North Station Road, Colchester


17th century & later house of four tenements.


Grid reference TL 99387 25671 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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House, No 1, four tenements, North of North Bridge. The back part is of early 17th century date and the front part an addition of later the same century. The west front is faced with modern brickwork.<1>

No's 1, 3 & 4 picturesque 17th century timber-framed and plastered cottages, restored. On north bank of river east of North Bridge. Two storeys, tiled and pantiled roofs. Timber framing exposed on the front.<2>

On going over the middle of the three timber-framed cottages (3 Riverside Walk), Mr H.C. Carter observed that the principal joist across the ground floor ceiling appeared to be the lower part of a ships mast, which may also run through the next cottage to the east. The square butt is reduced to the cylindrical shaft by a chamfer-stop which appears to be of 16th century pattern.<3>

Ink drawing of houses from North Bridge.<4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Monograph: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1922. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England): Essex, (North-East). Volume III. No 244.
  • <2> LIST: Department of the Environment. 1971. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Borough of Colchester (Essex). TL 9925 NW 1/186.
  • <3> Article in serial: Carter, H.M.. 1968. Ship’s Timber in a Colchester Cottage. Colchester Archaeological Group Annual Bulletin Vol. 11, part 3, p.18. Volume 11, Part 3, p.18.
  • <4> COLLECTION / PARENT: Bale, J. E. (Major). 1837-1913. Bale Collection.

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Jan 9 2019 11:15AM

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