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* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/630, 1893, building plan of Public Library, West Stockwell Street, COLCHESTER, for COLCHESTER Corporation (owner), by B. BINYON (architect)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/504, 1892, building plan of additions to Friends Meeting House, Sir Isaac's Walk, COLCHESTER, by G. Dobson (builder) and B. BINYON (architect)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/643, 1893, building plan of villa, Standard Road, COLCHESTER, for James Paxman (owner), by B. BINYON (architect)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/883, 1895, building plan of granary, Hythe Quay, COLCHESTER, for G. Cross (owner), by B. BINYON (architect)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/851, 1895, building plan of additional small tower, East Mills, East Hill, COLCHESTER, for E. Marriage and Son (owner), by B. BINYON (architect)
[includes 2 letters relating to architect's diasagreement over safety of building]
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/644, 1893, building plan of additions and alterations to East Mills, COLCHESTER, for Marriage and Son (owners), by [BINYON (architect)]
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/704, 1893, building plan of warehouse, North Street, COLCHESTER, for W.R. Simkin (owner), by B. BINYON (architect)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/658, 1893, building plan of shops and warehouse, North Street, COLCHESTER, for W.R. Simkin (owner), by B. BINYON (architect)

65?? West Stockwell Street (west side) - former Public Library


[JB] Former Public Library, now part of the Town Hall. By Brightwen Binyon, 1893-4. Picturesque Neo-Jacobean style, of brick with dark timberwork and sgraffito. Two parallel ranges with gables to the street, the larger with a tall oriel window lighting the former reading room, and an open pediment within the gable supported by terms. The builder was Charles E. Orfeur of Colchester; contract price £3,109. Inside is a large bas-relief by G. Oldofredi of Milan depicting Queen Victoria opening the Great Exhibition of 1851, commissioned and donated by James Paxman, who is shown as a young man in the crowd.
Although the Town Hall is listed Grade I, this building was not included in the statutory listing. It is a high-quality building by a well-known Ipswich architect. The design for the library was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1893. [JB]
(Jaggers' list)

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