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* D/B 6 Pb3/1184, 1898, building plan of house, Inglis Road, Colchester, for W. Claridge, by BAKER and May (architect)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/1614, 1901, building plan of twenty houses, Harsnett Road, COLCHESTER, for E. Pennick (owner), by BAKER and May (ARCHITECTs) and [Pennick and Taylor (builders)]
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/1940, 1903, building plan of additions to Drury Lodge, Drury Lane, Butt Road, COLCHESTER, for Major Jenks (owner), by BAKER and May (ARCHITECTs) and R. Beaumont (builder)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/2019, 1904, building plan of cast-iron church, Hospital Land Estate, Goring Road/Maldon Road, COLCHESTER, for St. Mary's Parish (owner), by BAKER and May (ARCHITECTs) and F. Smith and Co. (builders)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/2186, 1905, building plan of making up new roads and drainage, Lexden Heath Estate (? Nelson, Trafalgar and Collingwood Roads), COLCHESTER, for P.R.Papillon (owner), by BAKER and May (ARCHITECTs)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/2185, 1905, building plan of additional storey, 8 Cambridge Road, COLCHESTER, for Colonel Tyler (owner), by BAKER and May (ARCHITECTs) and T.J. Ward (builder)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/2474, 1907, building plan of two houses, Lexden Park Estate, COLCHESTER, for R. Mayhoe (owner), by BAKER and Wrightson (ARCHITECTs) and R. Mayhoe (builder)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/1681, 1902, building plan of Hamilton Road, COLCHESTER, Errington's Trustees (owner), by BAKER and May (ARCHITECTs and surveyors)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/1401, 1899, building plan of High School, Wellesley Road, COLCHESTER, for Mr. and Mrs. Grone (owners), by BAKER and May (ARCHITECTs)

- and more documents held by the ERO

See also T H Baker and Dudley McPherson-Burton?? and May ??

171 Lexden Road Colchester CO3 3TE


Large detached red-brick house called Deoban. Built in 1905 for Mr E McArthur Moir who had worked in the Indian Forest Service and named it after a town in Haryana state. Designed by Baker & May and built by R Beaumont. Two storeys plus attics lit by dormers. First-floor windows multi-pane upper sashes with lower single-pane ones. Central Venetian window. Large central doorway with semi-circular fanlight. Dentilled eaves, Porch with modern extension to the left. Once the home of Edward Paxman. Plan in ERO - D/B 6 Pb3/2159; designed by
Baker and May (architects) and built by R. Beaumont (builder).

17-18 High Street (south side)


[JB] Commercial building (originally Capital Counties Bank) by Baker; May, 1901. 20th century shopfront on ground floor. Two upper storeys faced in stone. Three bays wide with decorative carved panels between the first and second floors. Above that a flamboyant little pediment with scrolls and finials. A strong design by a local firm. Drawings in Essex Record Office (D/B 6/Pb3/1590). [JB]

No 17, ref. in 'Essex' (Pevsner/Bettley 2007, 283).

Nos 10-18 form a group, of which nos 11 and 14 are listed buildings.

[Old postcard with kind permission of J Jephcott.]

Included in painting 'High Street Colchester 1950' by Charles Debenham.

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