Building record MCC254 - 8 Trinity Street (Tymperleys), Colchester


Late 15th or early 16th century building (Tymperleys).


Grid reference TL 99575 25087 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

RCHME of Tymperleys house. The building 'was built late in the 15th or early in the 16th century and has a lower wing, little later in date, at the E end. The upper storey projects on the S front and has curved and hollow-chamfered brackets. On the first floor, at the E end, is an original doorway with a four-centred head; it is now blocked but may have opened on to an external staircase; that the house extended further in this direction is negated by the existence of the almost contemporary E wing. Inside the building the ground floor has some original moulded ceiling-beams and the roof has an original octagonal king-post with moulded capital and base and four-way struts. The staircase projects at the back, and has late 17th century twisted balusters, close string and square newels with turned pendants. The E wing has original moulded ceiling-beams'.<1>

DOE survey of No 8 Trinity Street (Tymperleys). Grade II*. Originally a C15-C16 building, standing in its garden back from the road and facing south reached through the archway in No 7. Much restored. Two storeys and attics, timber-framed and plastered, the timbering exposed on the front, the roofs tiled, 3 gabled dormers, the upper storey projects on the south front. Original doorway west end in the first floor with 4 centred head, now blocked, probably once led to an external stairway. Mostly modern period fenestration. Interior has original moulded ceiling beams and C17 staircase. Plaque over gateway records this as the house of William Gilberd, MA 1544-1603- the father of Electrical Science. <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. TL9925 SE 5/247.
  • <2> LIST: Department of the Environment. 1971. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Borough of Colchester (Essex). No 141.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 31 2017 8:54AM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.