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* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/1696, 1902, building plan of new bank, High Street, COLCHESTER, for London and Country Banking Co. Ltd. (owner), by W. CAMPBELL Jones (architect)
and [George Grimwood and Sons (builders)]

25 High Street (south side)

c 1904

[JB] Commercial building (now NatWest bank) by W. Campbell Jones, c. 1904. Edwardian Free Style with richly coloured bands of dark stone.  The ground floor has probably been altered.  First and second floors with two-storey canted bays and above them a deep cornice supported by a human half-figure growing out of a console. Two pedimented dormers in the attic storey.  A highly unusual building by a successful London architect.  The design was exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, and published in Academy Architecture, vol 25 (1904), p 15. [JB]

Ref. in 'Essex' (Pevsner/Bettley 2007, 283).

Nos 25-31 form a group, of which nos 28-30 are listed buildings.

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