Building record MCC3258 - Church of St James and St Paul, East Hill, Colchester


C12 and later church


Grid reference TM 0015 2523 (point)
Map sheet TM02NW


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Original Listing Description:
A building of many dates, probably C12 in origin (north-west corner nave). C13 and C14 alterations and rebuilding and a considerable amount of work done in C15, especially the tower. This has a large admixture of Roman brick. A good deal of C19 restoration, when the clerestorey was added and the tower arch and north porch rebuilt. Marble monument at west end of north aisle to Arthur Winsley dated 1727. The Roman Town Wall forms part of the property boundary.
Listing NGR: TM0016125238 <3>

Trenches dug around the church gave the opportunity to view the detailed working of the drainage. No burials were disturbed during the work, although there was a quantity of loose human bone(charnel). Two of the trenches merely showed graveyard soil cut by the modern drain. The other revealed the outer face of the south aisle wall, and the face of one of the buttresses. <1>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> EXCAV REPORT: Colchester Archaeological Trust. 2000. A report on test pits dug at the church of St James the Great, East Hill, Colchester,Essex. CAT Report no.72.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Andrews, D. 2005. St James Church, Colchester.

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Jan 12 2017 8:36AM

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