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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.

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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.

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SEAX:
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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