Trinity Street west

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Grade II*
C17 and C18, timber-framed building with good red brick facade. 2 storeys and attics, one dormer, the roofs tiled, cellars. The front has a wood modillioned eaves cornice, 7-window range of double hung sashes with glazing bars (except ground floor) in flush cased frames, segmental brick heads to ground floor windows. Brick band. Central pedimented doorcase with Ionic pilasters, arched doorway, fanlight, panelled reveals. The interior has some good panelling, exposed timber-framing, staircase with turned balusters. For some years the home of John Wilbye (1574-1638) the madrigal composer.

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Nos 2 to 14 (consec) form a group.

ERO D/B 6 Pb3/8622 - 1944, [building plan of adaptions to British Welcome Club, 6 TRINITY STREET, COLCHESTER], for COLCHESTER Corporation [owner] by Harold Collins (architect)

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Location

Colchester, ESS
United Kingdom
51° 53' 17.0484" N, 0° 53' 57.0696" E
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Date: 
?C17 or earlier in origin

(Jaggers' list)
Terrace of three houses (one painted black). Red brick with peg-tile roofs. Timber-framed building behind, possibly of C17 or earlier date, where the front and end walls (south) have been replaced in brick c 1870/80 perhaps when the building was divided into three properties.
[Needs investigation.]
Nos 2-17 form a group, of which nos 2-4 and 7-14 are listed buildings.

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Location

Colchester, ESS
United Kingdom
51° 53' 17.3472" N, 0° 53' 56.9652" E
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Grade II.
Probably C17, 2 storeys, timber-framed and plastered, tiled roofs, 2 window range of double hung sashes with glazing bars.
Nos 2 to 14 (consec) form a group.

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Location

Colchester, ESS
United Kingdom
51° 53' 17.6388" N, 0° 53' 56.9832" E
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Grade II.
C16 origin but considerably altered. Inscribed on the front of No 13, 'the Fleur de Lys circa 1500'. 2 storeys, timber-framed and plastered, tiled roofs. The upper storey projects on the front of Nos 12 and 13, double hung sash windows with glazing bars, 1 ground floor flat bow window. No 11 has a modern brick front.
Nos 2 to 14 (consec) form a group.

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[Nos 12-13 were the Fleur de Lys or Flower de Luce inn. Innkeepers include William Jacklin, in 1762, and William Dodd, in 1783. In 1783, the New Fleur de Lys inn was opened at no 10 (JBBBD).]

Drawings of no 12 by historic buildings expert Richard Shackle.
RS text:

ERO D/DJ 2/20/3 - [sale catalogue of 11 TRINITY STREET and 88 North Station Road, COLCHESTER], 22 July 1931
ERO D/DJ 2/20/4 - sale catalogue of 12 TRINITY STREET, COLCHESTER, 4 December 1946

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Location

Colchester, ESS
United Kingdom
51° 53' 18.6396" N, 0° 53' 57.0048" E
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Grade II.
C15 origin. L-shaped plan with addition at south end. Considerably restored. 2 storeys, attics and cellars, timber-framed and plastered, the roofs tiled. There is a good deal of exposed timber-framing, much of it renewed, and the upper storey projects at 3 different levels on the east front. There is a piece of embattled bressumer. Windows largely C18-C19 and modern. East entrance at south end No 9. At the rear the wing extending west has a small projecting wing near the east end with 2 hipped gables, interior has some panelling circa 1700. Cart entrance.
Nos 2 to 14 (consec) form a group.

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ERO D/B 6 Pb3/1854 - 1903, [building plan of additions to office of F.E. Goodway, 10 TRINITY STREET, COLCHESTER], for Miss Francis (owner) by E.R. Beckwith (architect)

Frame survey of no 9 by Richard Shackle (unpublished).

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Location

Colchester, ESS
United Kingdom
51° 53' 18.9132" N, 0° 53' 55.6116" E
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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. 2 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.

Ref. in 'Essex' (Pevsner/Bettley 2007, 291).

Nos 2 to 14 (consec) form a group.
[Portrait of Sir William Gilberd.]

[Old postcard with kind permission of J Jephcott; the house is labelled 'The Tymperleys'.]

'The family and Arms of Gilbert of Colchester', by S P Thompson, in TEAS, 9, part 3, new series, pp 197-211 (1904)
'Dr Gilberd's birthplace', by J H Round, in TEAS, 10, part 4, new series, pp 307-311 (1908)
'Colchester's new clock museum', pp 12-14, in 'The Colchester archaeologist magazine', no 1, published online at http://cat.essex.ac.uk/reports/MAG-report-0001.pdf

[Photo.s of Tymperleys in November 2011.]

letter about Tymperleys by D Stenning published in 'Essex County Standard'in 2010

Gilberd was born to a Colchester family and probably lived at Tymperleys. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, where he was awarded the degrees of BA, MA and MD. He worked as a physician in London. He became president of the [Royal] College of Physicians and was appointed personal physician to Queen Elizabeth I. The sessions during which he conducted experiments in front of friends are regarded as being the beginnings of the Royal Society. He published 'De Magnete' in 1600. Gilberd is considered to be the father of electrical engineering or electricity and magnetism, and geomagnetism, and a pioneer of the scientific method. He is one of the great scientists in the history of science, and his work influenced Galileo. He died in 1603 and was buried in the chancel of Holy Trinity church (now used as a cafe), opposite Tymperleys. A memorial plaque to Gilberd can be seen on the north wall inside the church.

Drawing by historic buildings expert Richard Shackle.
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Location

Colchester, ESS
United Kingdom
51° 53' 18.8988" N, 0° 53' 56.6952" E
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Grade II.
C16 origin, completely altered externally C18 and later. 2 storeys and attics, the roofs tiled. Big brick archway leading to No 8 through the centre of the building. The north part has a one-window range, double hung sashes with glazing bars, small pediment head doorcase. The south part of the building has a modern ground floor office extension on the front.

Ref. in 'Essex' (Pevsner/Bettley 2007, 291).

Nos 2 to 14 (consec) form a group.
[1 photo. by jA]

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Location

Colchester, ESS
United Kingdom
51° 53' 20.2668" N, 0° 53' 56.8392" E
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Grade II.
C18 and later features, 2 storeys and attics, 2 dormers, the roofs tiled, plastered parapet front a continuation of Nos 2 and 3 but without the upper storey pilasters. 3-window range of double hung sashes with glazing bars.
Nos 2 to 14 (consec) form a group.

We include a survey of parts of the timber-frame of Nos 4-6 Trinity Street by Richard Shackle and David Stenning with their permission.

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Location

Colchester, ESS
United Kingdom
51° 53' 20.4648" N, 0° 53' 56.8392" E
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Grade II.
C17 building with considerable alterations in the C18 and later. The north half of the front (The Bays) has been demolished. 2 storeys and attics, timber-framed and plastered, the roofs tiled. Parapet front with rough-cast plaster, the upper storey divided into 2 bays by pilasters, band, 2-window range of double hung sashes with glazing bars. 2 doorcases with flat hoods, fluted pilasters, panelled reveals, 6-panel door, rectangular fanlights.

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[No 1 Trinity Street was demolished to widen Culver Street c 1970.]
Nos 2 to 14 (consec) form a group.

ERO D/B 6 Pb3/3208 - 1913, [building plan of alterations to 2 TRINITY STREET, COLCHESTER], for [COLCHESTER Education Authority (owner)] by [T.J. Ward (builder)] and [H. Goodyear (architect)]

[The Cups pub. from 1977; not the Three Cups.]

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