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CAT Report 1391: summary

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Historic building recording at 79 Magdalen Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 2LA: February 2019
by Mark Baister

Date report completed: March 2019
Location: 79 Magdalen Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 2LA
Map reference(s): TM 00417 24742
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 79 Magdalen Street, Colchester, Essex in February 2019.

The building is a Grade II listed dwelling, originally constructed in the late 18th century as a public house called the ‘Colchester Arms’. The pub shut in 1910 after which it was the subject of significant alteration and modernisation, including the erection of a threestorey extension to the rear of the property. Little survives today that points to either the buildings use as a pub or its 18th century date. The building’s most interesting features are a series of substantial hand-sawn joists in the cellar that originated from an earlier, post-medieval, building.