Monument record MCC7827 - Holy Trinity Church, Colchester


Anglo-Saxon church with C19 work.


Grid reference TL 9962 2511 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Anglo-Saxon church with C19 work. <1> <2> <4> The church was restored in the second half of the C19 when the E vestry, N chapel and N aisle were added. In the W wall of the S aisle is a C17 or C18 window (splayed rear arch C15). At the top of the tower are a few courses of C18 brick, a carved cornice and pyramidal roof. Features and fittings include: one bell of 1633; monument to William Gilberd (1603); C17 floor slabs; plate includes pewter flagon of c.1700. <3> Church restored in 1886. There is an interesting monument to William Gilberd (1544-1603) famous for his researches into electricity. <5> Drastic restoration in C19. <6>

Site Assessment = Graveyard has been partly cleared and is maintained in excessively tidy condition as a public building. <6>

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  • <1> MENTION: Priddy, DA. unknown. SMR.
  • <2> RECORD SHEET/FORM: Ordnance Survey. unknown. OS cards. TL92NE3.3, 1976.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, pp.33-35.
  • <4> DESC TEXT: Pevsner, N. 1954. The Buildings of England, Essex. p122.
  • <5> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1971. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest:Colchester. p128.
  • <6> DESC TEXT: Rodwell, Warwick J with Rodwell, KA. 1977. CBA Research Report No. 19 Historic Churches - a wasting asset. p31-32.

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Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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