Monument record MCC3330 - Baptist Church, Eld Lane, Colchester


Mid 19th century baptist church on the north side of Eld Lane, Colchester, built in 1834 on the site of Colchester's first purpose-built Baptist chapel of 1711.


Grid reference Centred TL 9974 2506 (31m by 34m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX


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Full Description

Mid C19 baptist church by John Penrice.<1>

The Listing (NHLE List entry Number: 1306908) records:

1. ELD LANE 995 (North Side) TL 9925 SE 5/405 Baptist Church 25.3.68. II

2. 1834. Front, gault brick and stucco. Central 3 bays with strip pilasters and pediment to upper storey, blind panels each side. 3 doomwlays with brackets supporting cornices and central pediment. Flank wall of red brick, strip pilasters, lower windows with segmental arches, upper round-arched. Slated roof with eaves. Contemporary galleried interior.

The church, built in 1834 by John Penrice, was restored in 1883 to plans by the Colchester architect F.E. Morris; a vestry, a library, and a Sunday school room, designed by J.F. Goodey, were added on the west side of the church in 1889. The plain building, of white brick with a pedimented front, was thoroughly renovated in 1978.<2><3>

Two digital photographs of Eld Lane Baptist Church, Colchester, taken in August 2016.<4>

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Photograph: unknown. 1970-1993 c.. ECC Historic Buildings Photo Print Archive. 1 frame, .
  • <2> Monograph: Cooper, Janet (Ed). 1994. Vol. IX, The Borough of Colchester, A History of the County of Essex. Volume IX. pp.339-351.
  • <3> Monograph: Bettley, James and Pevsner, Nikolaus. 2007. The buildings of England: Essex. p.270.
  • <4> Photograph: Tipper, J.. 2016. Photographs of Eld Lane Baptist Church, Colchester. Digital.
  • <4> Photograph: Tipper, J.. 2016. Photographs of All Saints' Church, Shrub End, Colchester. Digital.

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Sep 19 2016 10:40AM

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