Building record MCC373 - The Sun Inn, 112 Lexden Road, Colchester


16th century Inn.


Grid reference TL 97089 25135 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

16th century Inn, largely rebuilt in 18th century.

D of E survey. C18 features timber framed and plastered. Two storey and attics, the roofs tiled, restored. Three window range, 2 bay windows at east end of the front. <1>

Property deeds exist dated 1542 to 1547, which mention the Sun Ale house.<2>

'In the 18th century, following the turnpiking of Lexden Street, new houses were built there (Lexden) including the Sun public house'.<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> LIST: Department of the Environment. 1971. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Borough of Colchester (Essex). TL 9725 SW 3/315.
  • <2> Monograph: Jephcott, Jess. A. 1995. The Inns, Taverns and Pubs of Colchester. p.252.
  • <3> Monograph: Cooper, Janet (Ed). 1994. Vol. IX, The Borough of Colchester, A History of the County of Essex. Volume IX. p.393.

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Jan 31 2017 9:23AM

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