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Henry Hammond Hayward

A Henry Hammond Hayward, architect, was listed in Colchester in 1848, in 'White's Directory of Essex'.

1785-1862 - ref. in 'Directory of British architects 1834-1914'.

Father of architect Henry Winnock Hayward, and the two worked in partnership.

21 to 31 (odd) Nos 31A, 31B & 31C LEXDEN ROAD (north side) - (St Mary's Terrace East)

Grade II.
1837 built by Henry Hammond Hayward. Terrace of grey gault brick houses, 3 storeys and basements. 11 window range of double hung sashes with glazing bars. Each end of the front breaks forward under a pediment and the centre front (3 window range) breaks forward with parapet, Ionic doorcase. Bands between the storeys. Additions at west end.


Old postcard shows St Mary's School at the west end of the terrace.

[Henry Daniel Bland, gent., was living at 1 St Mary's Terrace West in 1835 and 1845 and until his death in 1851. He was a Colchester Alderman 1836-1841 (JBBBD).]
[The Misses Coleman were living at 6 St Mary's Terrace in 1898; they were members of the Essex Field Club.]

Colchester Royal Grammar School main building, LEXDEN ROAD (south side)

Grade II.
1853. Henry Hammond Hayward. In the Neo-Tudor manner. Red brick with blue brick decorations, stone dressings and quoins. 2 storeys with 3 storeys at the gable end. Mullioned and transomed windows with drip moulds over. Tudor type brick chimneys. Slate roof.
1 photo. by jA 20.08.09

Old postcard (1905) by kind permission of J Jephcott.


SA 8/548/1 - created 1988
Title: Schoolmaster's Memories of Colchester Theatre
Speaker(s): Young, George
Colchester Recalled
Synopsis of tape: Interview with George Young, born 1911; early life; description of work as master in English at Royal Grammar School, Colchester, from 1948 - school organisation and routines, curriculum, sports, dramatic society association with Girls County High School, names of teachers and pupils; account of first open air drama at St Botulph's Priory, after he had joined technical college, to help raise money for building of Mercury Theatre; origins and work of Priory Players and repertory company; opening night at the Mercury; stories about the Albert Hall, the Garrison Theatre, Colchester Theatre group at St Martin's Church, arts action group and repertory supporters club.

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