Building record MCC185 - 13-15 North Hill, Colchester


15th century house.


Grid reference TL 99416 25378 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Survey of 13-15 North Hill by RCHME. The house 'was built in the 15th century on an L shaped plan with the wings extending towards the E and S. In the 17th century the W part of the S wing was rebuilt and the N wing of the street front added. The upper storey projects on the S side of the E wing; in the ground storey is an original window of two cinquefoiled ogee lights with a square head; further W is a blocked doorway with a four centred head. In the N wall of the same wing are two late 16th century windows one of five and one of three lights and with moulded mullions. Inside the building on the first floor part of the original block has a moulded and embattled wall-plate. One room has remains of painted decoration, foliage and geometric patterns, in green, yellow and red and late 16th century date. The roof of the E wing has original king-post trusses.' <1>

DOE survey of No's 13 to 15 North Hill. Grade II. C15 origin with C17 additions. Built on a L-shaped plan. The front has been considerably altered, but the east wing has a number of original features- the upper storey projects on the south front and the timber-framing is exposed, there are some original windows. The roofs are tiled. In the interior are the remains of some C16 painted decoration and some original roof construction. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1922. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England): Essex, (North-East). Volume III. No65.
  • <2> LIST: Department of the Environment. 1971. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Borough of Colchester (Essex). TL9925 SW 4/171.

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Jan 23 2017 12:54PM

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