TL9925 : Red Lion, 42-44 High Street, Colchester

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

Red Lion, 42-44 High Street, Colchester
Red Lion, 42-44 High Street, Colchester
Grade I Listed late 15th or early 16th century inn. The original house was built 1481-2 by the first Duke of Norfolk and the front block added when converted to an inn about 1500. The cellars are thought to be about 1400. The earliest mention of the Red Lion is in 1529, although at that time it was the White Lion. By 1625 the lion had become red probably to mark the accession of James I in 1603. In the Civil War of 1648 Colchester fell to General Fairfax and the beaten defenders were held in the Red Lion yard while their leaders were hastily tried and then shot. Some rebuilding was carried out 1716 and in 1756 it was the terminus for an express service to London. The Red Lion became a Trust House in 1913.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Jo Turner and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TL9925, 359 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 19 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 11 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9967 2521 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.3802N 0:54.0104E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9966 2522
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 14 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register