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William Mason

William Mason

W E Mason - see also Messrs. William MASON and Son Ltd., architects and builders

SEAX:
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/7050, 1935, building plan of bungalow, St. Andrew's Avenue, COLCHESTER, for Misses E.M. and M. Wilson (owners), by W.E. MASON (architect and builder)
* ERO D/B 6 Pb3/6523, 1934, building plan of bungalow, By-Pass Road, COLCHESTER for W.E. MASON (owner, architect) and [builder]
* ERO
etc

St Botolph's Church, ST BOTOLPH'S STREET (east side)

Grade B.
1836 by William Mason. Early example of Norman revival of remarkable quality. Aisled nave with shallow sanctuary. Built in gault brick with much moulded enrichment especially to west tower. 3 light windows with roundels above, parapet to roof. Galleried interior essentially C18 in character with arcades on high piers, plain waggon ceiling, aisles groined.
[2 photo.s by jA]

Old postcard by kind permission of J Jephcott.

*** in painting by Charles Debenham 'Invasive fag-ends of the four-poster house', Colchester' (date??)

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SEAX:
SA 8/397/1 - created 1988
Title: Memories of Colchester from 1900 - Domestic Service and Married life
Speaker(s): Warner, Ellen
Colchester Recalled
Synopsis of tape: Interview with Mrs Ellen Warner, born Colchester 1891; father a house decorator, later publican at The Bell in Priory Street; went into domestic service as house parlour maid in London when 15, then Braxted Park - home of nephew of Gladstone - and Debden Hall; working conditions and pay; married in 1917 to monumental mason, rented house in St Julian Grove where lived for 70 years; regular church-goer to St Botolph's; memories of houses and shops in area.

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