Probably timber-framed and more interesting than it looks. Tile roof. End on to street behind later brick facade of c 1860-80 with dentilled cornice at eaves level and three round-headed windows at first-floor level.
A single shop-front spans the width of the ground-floor and retains fittings for two missing shop canopies. The shop-front appears to date to 1896 when it was 'Turners'. The shop or pair of shops has been converted back to residential use.
Interesting outbuildings to rear - including a ?smokehouse.
[ERO. D/B 6 Pb3/951. Building plans (x2) of Turner's shop. J. Dawson (owner), H. Cook (architect), 1896. Not checked.]
Part of group nos 186-191.
2 photo.s by jA August and November 2009.
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/978, 1896, building plan of extension to shop, 191 MAGDALEN STREET, COLCHESTER, for Mr. Dawson (owner), by H. Cook (architect)