Building record MCC55 - 3-6 West Stockwell Street, Colchester


15th century halled building (Sparlings Solicitors).


Grid reference TL 99602 25285 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE
1848 Parish ST MARTIN
County ESSEX


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Full Description

Late 15th century half-timbered house with tiled roofs. Front part of No. 6 is earliest in date and was the original hall with a two storey wing at the back. No.3 is a double-gabled building. It is said to have formed part of the Angel Inn.<1><2>

Dendrochronological assessment was undertaken by Martin Bridge in 2016. Four timbers from this building dated and were found to have come from trees felled in the winter of 1429/30 – making construction most likely in 1430, or within a year or two after this date – about half a century before the anticipated date of the building.<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1922. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England): Essex, (North-East). Volume III. p.62.
  • <2> LIST: Department of the Environment. 1971. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Borough of Colchester (Essex). p.129.
  • <3> Historic Building Recording: Bridge, Martin. 2016. The Dendrochronological Dating of Timbers from 3 West Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex.

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Jan 23 2017 1:01PM

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