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CAT Report 1222: summary

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Historic building recording at 5 and 6 St Nicholas Street (formerly ‘Jacks’), Colchester CO1 1LB: September 2017
by Mark Baister

Date report completed: March 2018
Location: 5 and 6 St Nicholas Street (formerly ‘Jacks’), Colchester CO1 1LB
Map reference(s): TL 9982 2517
File size: kb
Project type: Historic Building Recording
Significance of the results:

Summary. A programme of historic building recording was carried out by Colchester Archaeological Trust at 5 & 6 St Nicholas Street, Colchester in September 2017.

Five buildings were recorded on the site. The most historically significant were two jettied timber-framed buildings on the street frontage: 6 St Nicholas Street, a late 16th-/early 17th-century structure, which was built off the frame of 5 St Nicholas Street, a late 15th-century building. The jetties on 5 St Nicholas Street are a later addition, and the building may have originally had its origins as a single room open hall. Other buildings recorded included a late Victorian extension, with a third-floor added in the early 20th century, and the remains of a late 16th-century brick extension.