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).
Originally Simkins furniture warehouse (the shop was on North Hill). Three storeys with four giant pilasters along both walls. ERO D/B 6 Pb3/2563, 1908, building plan of warehouse behind 65 North Hill, Colchester, W.R. Simkin (owner), R. Beaumont (architect and builder). Date 1908.