Building record MCC388 - Headgate Hotel, 1 St John's Street, Colchester


17th or possibly 16th century Inn.


Grid reference TL 99414 24965 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE


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17th or possibly 16th century Inn.

DOE survey of No 1 St John's Street (Headgate Hotel). Grade II. C17 with later front of 3 storeys, painted brick, parapet, 2 window range of double hung sashes, 3 lights with glazing bars, ground floor public house rooms. The roofs are tiled. At the rear is a long wing extending south with the upper storey projecting on the west on carved brackets. <1>

An Inn licence was granted to Thomas Benne of Colchester, a yeoman, in or around the year 1620. (An article in a local newspaper states that the pub dates from 1563, although this is uncorroborated.<2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> LIST: Department of the Environment. 1971. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Borough of Colchester (Essex). TL 9924 NW 8/302.
  • <2> Monograph: Jephcott, Jess. A. 1995. The Inns, Taverns and Pubs of Colchester. p.83.

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Jan 31 2017 9:22AM

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