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Essex and Suffolk Fire Office

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colchester, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8898 / 51°53'23"N

Longitude: 0.8968 / 0°53'48"E

OS Eastings: 599437

OS Northings: 225211

OS Grid: TL994252

Mapcode National: GBR SN4.KJZ

Mapcode Global: VHKFZ.HRGP

Plus Code: 9F32VVQW+WP

Entry Name: Essex and Suffolk Fire Office

Listing Date: 24 February 1950

Last Amended: 2 December 1971

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 117031

ID on this website: 101306789

Location: 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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995 (North Side)
No 157 (Essex and Suffolk
Fire Office) (Formerly
listed as Essex and Suffolk
TL 9925 SW 4/121 24.2.50. Equitable Insurance Office)


Fine early C19 neo-classical facade with projecting colonnade. 1820 by
David Laing. Built as a Corn Exchange. Originally 2 storeys with central
pediment, a 3rd storey was added later. It is now of 3 storeys with
central pediment and small open pediments at each end of the front,
9-window range of double hung sashes with glazing bars, the ground floor
windows have arched heads. The colonnade has 9 pairs of cast iron Greek
Doric columns across the pavement. The arcade behind was enclosed in
later C19 and remodelled with plate glass in 1966.

Nos 156 to 158 (consec) and Albert Hall form a group

Listing NGR: TL9943725211

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