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Navy and Army Stores

A Grade II Listed Building in Colchester, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8888 / 51°53'19"N

Longitude: 0.896 / 0°53'45"E

OS Eastings: 599388

OS Northings: 225101

OS Grid: TL993251

Mapcode National: GBR SN4.KBR

Mapcode Global: VHKFZ.HS1F

Plus Code: 9F32VVQW+GC

Entry Name: Navy and Army Stores

Listing Date: 9 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084299

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473026

Location: Castle, Colchester, Essex, CO1

County: Essex

District: Colchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Colchester

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Colchester St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Navy and Army Stores


House. Early C15. Timber framed, faced in brick mid C18. Gault brick parallel range added to front early C19; plaintiled roofs. Converted to public house (the Alexandra) late Cl9 and to shop mid C20.
EXTERIOR: east facade of 3 storeys; 2-window range. Early C20 double-fronted display windows, with recessed doorway left of centre. Curved glass to display windows. Tiled plinth and side panels. Plain fascia board and canopy box. Half-glazed entrance door. Late C20 6-panelled door to passageway to right of elevation. 2 616 unhorned sashes each floor above, with painted stucco surrounds. Paired soffit brackets to eaves. No stacks.
Rear of Cl5 living is 2 storeys; 3-window range. Passageway to left, below a 4-paned single-light casement to fist floor. One 2-light C20 casement to centre of first floor and one 313 unhorned sash to right. Cross wing to south with one 12/12 horizontally sliding sash at first floor.
INTERIOR: remains of panelled public house counter in east ground-floor room, with quadrant panelling above. Remainder of ground floor opened into single retail area. One chamfered C17 bridging beam. Stick-baluster staircase with oval handrail and rectangular newels. Upper rooms of both ranges without ornament or fittings. Smoke-blackened roof of rear range: one square section crown post with straight braces to crown purlin (one brace missing), and one further post at north and south ends. Common rafters and trenched collars.

Listing NGR: TL9938825101

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