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Colchester Town Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Colchester, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8898 / 51°53'23"N

Longitude: 0.8988 / 0°53'55"E

OS Eastings: 599577

OS Northings: 225220

OS Grid: TL995252

Mapcode National: GBR SN5.D2Q

Mapcode Global: VHKFZ.JRJN

Plus Code: 9F32VVQX+WG

Entry Name: Colchester Town Hall

Listing Date: 25 March 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337736

English Heritage Legacy ID: 117027

ID on this website: 101337736

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

Tagged with: City hall Seat of local government

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 06/07/2016

TL 9925 SE

HIGH STREET (north side)
Colchester Town Hall

(Formerly listed as Town Hall)


1898, by John Belcher. Exceptionally rich design in free classical style: red brick and Portland stone. Three storeys, lowest one stone-faced with central entrance, carved brackets to porch support balcony above. Three pairs of engaged Corinthian columns rise through first and second storeys to support two segmental and one triangular pediment. Large coat of arms above latter, breaking balustrade to roof. Statues in high relief between second storey windows.

Victoria tower, on return, rises above pair of bay windows.162 ft high topped by statue of St Helena. Lower stage of brick, upper part of stone: very elaborate with four bronze ravens and four stone figures; Fishery, Engineering, Military Defence, Agriculture. One of the bells is from the Old Town Hall. Circa 1400 (RCHM).

Listing NGR: TL9957725220

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