Further Reading, Sources of Information, Acknowledgements, Glossary and Appendix

Further reading and sources of information

Ashdown-Hill, John Mediaeval Colchester’s Lost Landmarks Breedon Books 2009

Beltramini, Guido & Burns, H (eds) Palladio Royal Academy of Arts 2008

Bensusan-Butt, J The House that Boggis built, A social history of the Minories, Colchester Victor Batte-Lay Trust 1989

Britnell, Richard Colchester in the Early Fifteenth Century – a portrait


Brown, AFJ Essex People 1750–1900 from their diaries, memoirs & letters Essex Record Off Publ no 59 1972

Brown, AM Colchester County High School, The first 50 years 1961

Christou, Panaghiotis & Papastamatis, K Greek Mythology Bonechi2008

Clarke, Michael The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms 2001

Colchester Archaeological Trust (CAT) journal: The Colchester Archaeologist, Report 391: An archaeological desk-based assessment of land around the Adult Community College, Grey Friars, High St, Colchester, Essex November 2006 and website  www.cat.essex.ac.uk

Colchester County High School Magazine 1946-1947

Cromwell, Thomas History and Antiquities of the Ancient Town and Borough of Colchester London, 1825

Crummy, Philip City of Victory – the story of Colchester – Britain’s first Roman town CAT 1997

Crummy, Philip The lost friary of Grey Friars The Colchester Archaeologist number 20, CAT 2007

Davidson Cragoe, Carol How to read buildings, a crash course in architecture Herbert Press 2008

D’Cruze, S A Pleasing Prospect – Social change and urban culture in C18th Colchester U of Herts Press, 2008

Denney, Patrick The Buildings of Colchester through time Amberley Publishing 2012

Dept of Environment List of buildings of special architectural or historical interest, Borough of Colchester volume 1

Earl of Leicester Holkham 2004

English Heritage Kenwood, The Iveagh Bequest 2010/14; Chiswick House & Gdns 2007; Kenwood Restored 2014

Fleming J, Honour H, & Pevsner N The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 1999

Fleming, John & Honour, H The Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts 1979

Garwood, Ivan Mistley in the Days of the Rigbys Lucas Books 2003

Goose, Nigel & Cooper, Janet Tudor and Stuart Colchester Victoria County History of Essex 1998

Guardian and Observer Guides to British Architecture part 1 476AD-1700 & part 2 1720-present Sept 2001

Gurney, Joan Pictures from the Past – Memories of Colchester County High School Access Books 2009

Hall, James Hall’s Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art John Murray 1996

Hedges, J & Denney, P Starvation or Surrender – Matthew Carter’s Siege of Colchester 2002

Herbert, Tony & Huggins, K The Decorative Tile Phaedon 1995

Historical Royal Palaces The Banqueting House 2000

History of the County of Essex: Vol 9: The Borough of Colchester www.british-history.ac.uk

Hope Moncrieff, AR Classic Myth and Legend Gresham Publishing Company

Howarth, Eva Crash Course in Architecture Caxton Editions 2001

Hughes, Therle The pocket book of furniture County Life 1968

Hull, MR Roman Colchester Society of Antiquaries 1958

Jones, Joan Minton. The first two hundred years of design and production Swan Hill Press 1993

Jones, Owen The Grammar of Ornament Herbert Press London 2008

van Lemmen, Hans Victorian Tiles Shire Publications Ltd 1995

Lloyd, Nathaniel History of the English House Architectural Press London 1975

Lockett, Terence Collecting Victorian Tiles Antique Collectors’ Club 1979

Mander, D Images of Essex, The Photographs of Alfred Wire Vestry House/Alan Sutton Publishing 1995

Martin, Geoffrey The Story of Colchester from Roman Times to the Present Day Benham 1959

Mollett JW Dictionary of Art and Archaeology Bracken Books 1994

Mowl, Timothy William Kent, Architect, Designer, Opportunist Pimlico 2007

Orr, Kate An archaeological evaluation in the car park of Grey Friars Community College CAT 2003

Pearson, Catherine (ed) EJ Rudsdale’s Journals of Wartime Colchester The History Press 2010

Rice, Matthew Rice’s Architectural Primer Bloomsbury 2009

Richardson, OP Guide to Colchester – A short history and guide 1961

Round, JH Lionel de Bradenham and Colchester  Paper of 1913  CAT Report no 39 cat.essex.ac.uk

Schwarz D, Freeman M, Skinner A Grey Friars – Opening the Door to Adult Education Access Books 2005

Stoughton Hyde, Lilian Favourite Greek Myths D C Heath and Co 1923

Summerson, John The Classical Language of Architecture Thames and Hudson 2012

Tames, Richard Robert Adam Shire Publications Ltd 2008

Trustees of Sir John Soane’s Museum A New Description of Sir John Soane’s Museum 2007

University of London Institute of Historical Research The Victoria County History of Essex OUP

Wing, Julie The Botanic Gardens in Colchester – a degree research paper 2001 (We apologise for an error in the book and earlier version of this website where the author was listed as ‘J.Wilde’)

Worsley, Lucy If Walls could Talk Faber and Faber 2011

Other useful websites

For illustrative material on local history: www.camulos.com

For local social history references: www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=96

For local archaeological reports: http://cat.essex.ac.uk/all-reports.html

For local archaeological information:

For Essex history sources:

To visit the Grey Friars hotel: www.greyfriarscolchester.co.uk

For information on mediaeval Colchester:


For Colchester tourist information: www.visitcolchester.com

Related organisations:

www.romanwall.org  The Friends of Colchester’s Roman Wall








Many thanks are due to the following galleries, organisations, businesses and individuals who have generously given permission for drawings, plans, images and diagrams to be reproduced. Alison Woolnough, Bridget Nelson, Colchester Archaeological Trust, Colchester and Ipswich Museum Services, Colchester County High School for Girls, The Courtauld Gallery, Dick Joice Bygones Museum Holkham Hall, English Heritage – Kenwood House, Essex County Newspapers, Essex County Record Office, Howard Leyshon, Julie Graham, Lawson Planning Partnership, Linda Michael, OMC Investments Ltd, Purcell Miller Tritton, Reeman Dansie Auctions, Vestry House Museum.

Many of the early postcards are from the Joan Gurney collection. Some images or parts of images come from photographs taken for the Adult Community College by Stephanie Mackrill Photography and Harland Payne Photo. All other colour and monochrome photographs come from contributions through the Sharing Heritage project, from the former Grandad’s Photography Museum, East Hill, Colchester, or from the collections of (or taken by) Joan Gurney and Alan Skinner, except where noted. A few illustrations, some of unknown source, many of which have been provided by contributors from home and abroad during this wide-reaching community education project, are believed to be free of copyright, but the authors, c/o the CALA Charity, would be pleased to hear from any unacknowledged source, photographer, individual or organisation.

The authors wish to acknowledge the work of the late Rev Mrs Jill Newham, whose initial and detailed research 25 years ago enthused and guided them in this project.

Very many others have helped in numerous ways and offered support, guidance and encouragement, giving freely of their time and knowledge. These include Dr John Ashdown-Hill, Philip Crummy and Don Shimmin of the Colchester Archaeological Trust, Peter Froste, Dr Michael Leach, Jess Jephcott, Robert Marks, Richard Humphreys of Humphrey’s Weaving Co Sudbury, Marion Williams, Yvonne Carter, Terry Bird, Juliet and Tony Crick, Bob Everitt, Mike Shute, Diana Hargrave, Yvonne Watts, Julie Wilde, Sheila Scott, Valerie Denniss, Simon Gallup, Beth Chatto, Jo Edwards, Matthew Tanton Brown, CCHS Old Girls’/Alumnae Association. Thanks are also due to Sylvia Skinner and Gerald Gurney not only for their patience and tolerance over seven years of book preparation, but also for proofreading duties.

Finally, the authors wish to record their appreciation of the time given by all those who have supplied memories and information. Everyone with an interest in Grey Friars is encouraged to use this website to take part in the ongoing project. We are sure there is much more to discover regarding this fascinating part of our historic town.


GLOSSARY – explanations of terms used in the text

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APPENDIX – Additional material and further information

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