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CAT Report 1606: summary

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Historic building recording of Braintree College, Church Lane, Bocking, Essex, CM8 2BD
by Mark Baister

Date report completed: October 2020
Location: Braintree College, Church Lane, Bocking, Essex, CM8 2BD
Map reference(s): TL 76114 24355
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 on Braintree College, Bocking, Essex in August 2020. The college complex consists of a large number of buildings and was constructed in the late 1950s or early 1960s. It was built in the brutalist architectural style, with strong geometric angles, exposed building materials and a strong focus on practicality over aesthetics. Several buildings were added to the college in the 1990s and are of a much more modern style, with pitched roofs and exposed timber-trusses.