Colchester Archaeological Trust
CAT Report 1324: summary
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Historic building recording at the White Hart Hotel, 1 High Street, West Mersea, Essex CO5 8QD: August 2018
by Mark Baister
Date report completed: May 2019
Location: White Hart Hotel, 1 High Street, West Mersea, Essex CO5 8QD
Map reference(s): TM 00909 12562
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Project type: Historic Building Recording
Significance of the results:
A programme of historic building recording was carried out by Colchester Archaeological Trust at the White Hart Hotel, 1 High Street, West Mersea, Essex in August 2018 and April 2019.
The hotel consists of a complex of eight connected structures. The majority of these structures have their origins in the 19th century, including a large building on the frontage of the High Street with impressive faux timber-framing. Within the core of the hotel is the remains of a 15th century hall-house. Within this hall-house an inserted 16th-century chimney-stack survives, as well as remnants of a hand-sawn timberframe infilled with plank panelling and a collar-purlin roof. This structure is the oldest part of the hotel, around which the other structures have been erected.