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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1123564



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Colchester

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Dec-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Jul-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 117108

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TM 0024 COLCHESTER MILITARY ROAD (North West side) 584/14/408 Colchester Garrison

02.12.71 Garrison Church


Garrison church. 1856. Timber frame with weatherboard. Rectangular aisled plan with vestries either side of East end. EXTERIOR: single storey; 8-bay range. The frame is visible externally separating bays with triple round-arched windows with horizontal glazing bars, beneath deep eaves; the front gable has outer windows with taller central light, and central 2-1ight round-arched windows with two transoms, each above a round-arched doorway with double doors. Beneath the apex is a clock, with a small louvred bellcote on top. Plain gabled vestries to the East end. INTERIOR: square timber nave posts and cast-iron brackets support iron trusses. HlSTORY: the only surviving part of the temporary hut camp established for the Crimean War. Comparable with the much later corrugated iron-clad timber church at Bisley, Hants and two contemporary examples at Aldershot, now demolished. Timber huts were widely used for barracks and hospitals in the early nineteenth century, but are now very rare. Graded for its considerable historic interest as the only barracks church of its type in the country. (Dietz P: Garrison: Ten Military Towns: London: 1986-: 14).

Listing NGR: TM0039524387

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Dietz, P, Garrison Ten Military Towns, (1986), 14

National Grid Reference: TM 00395 24387


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