TL9925 : Essex and Suffolk Fire Office, High Street, Colchester

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

Essex and Suffolk Fire Office, High Street, Colchester
Essex and Suffolk Fire Office, High Street, Colchester
Grade II* Corn Exchange and offices of 1820 by David Laing (builder Henry Hammond Hayward). Originally 2 storeys with central pediment the rear arcade was enclosed in late 19th century and remodelled with plate glass in 1966. A postcard posted in 1907 shows it with only two storeys. The colonnade is apparently iron probably manufactured by Joseph Wallis Jnr who established an ironfoundry on Winnock's Charity land (High Street?) in 1792. The clock was made by Joseph Banister (1778-1875). The single train was designed to run for eight days with a drop of only 10 feet for the weight. It has a deadbeat escapement. The first and second floors stood empty for many years but were converted to 6 apartments in 2009-10 with architects Stanley Bragg Partnership Ltd.
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Shop 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9942 2520 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.3802N 0:53.7924E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9942 2519
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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