TL9925 : Co-op Bank, Albert Hall Building, High Street, Colchester

taken 1 year ago, near to Colchester, Essex, Great Britain

Co-op Bank, Albert Hall Building, High Street, Colchester
Co-op Bank, Albert Hall Building, High Street, Colchester
Grade II Listed Bank built 1845 by Raphael Brandon (builder Henry Hammond Hayward), as a Corn Exchange, much of it reconstructed in 1925-6. Top centre of the fašade was once an allegorical sculpture of Ceres "scattering round her the produce of an abundant harvest" that had to be removed. The two windows at each end were once alcoves with reliefs, possibly of Ceres, that were re-sited at a car park on nearby Balkerne Hill. In 1885 it became the premises of the newly founded Albert School of Science and Art, probably when the sculptures were removed. The government took management of the school in 1894 and made further changes. Developed into a technical institute it moved into new premises in 1912. The Colchester Repertory Company put on weekly productions here from 1937 after it was converted to an assembly room for concerts in 1925. This arrangement lasted until 1972.
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bank (Financial) 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9945 2520 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.3795N 0:53.8185E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9945 2519
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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