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William Colchester

(fl. 1385—1420) abbot of Westminster


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Colchester, William (fl. 1385–d. 1420)

Colchester, William (1385–1420)

Colchester, William (d. 1420), abbot of Westminster

363 From Thomas Goody [in St Botolph, Colchester] to [William] Chisolm, overseer of St Botolph, Colchester [9 February 1828]

382 From Susan Pitt in [St Giles] Colchester to [William] Chisolm, overseer of St Botolph, Colchester, 6 October 1828

More, William (d. 1540/1541), abbot of Walden and bishop-suffragan of Colchester

580 From William Wilsher in Norwich to the overseers of St Peter, Colchester, 22 December 1834

540 From William James in Chelmsford to Robert Alden in Colchester, 7 September 1827

529 From William James in Chelmsford to Robert Alden in Colchester, 12 December 1826

405 From John Enos in Sheerness, Kent, to William Harden in Colchester, 17 January 1817

496 From William James in Chelmsford to Robert Alden in Colchester, 22 June 1825

376 From George Watson [in London] to [William] Chisolm in St Botolph, Colchester, 1 July 1828

543 From William James in Chelmsford to Robert Alden in Colchester, 8 November 1827

527 From William James in Chelmsford to Robert Alden in Colchester, 13 November 1826

502 From William James in Chelmsford to Robert Alden in Colchester, 26 September 1825

292 From John Hall in Chelmsford to [William] Mason in St Botolph, Colchester, 19 March 1817

570 From William Wilsher in Norwich to the overseers of St Peter, Colchester [1 January 1834]

478 From William James in Chelmsford to [James] Allen in Colchester, 7 February 1824

367 From George John Tye to William Chisolm in St Botolph, Colchester, 25 February 1828

 

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(fl. 1385–d. 1420). English mason. He worked at Southampton Castle (1385–8) before becoming chief mason at Westminster Abbey in 1400, where he worked on the nave. In 1407 he was appointed to rebuild the fallen belfry at York Minster, and remained in charge of the works there until 1419. In 1418 he was appointed King's master-mason at Westminster Palace and the Tower of London. His most notable works are the stone screens at the entrance to the choir-aisles, the buttresses at the eastern piers of the tower, and the stone altar-screen, all in York Minster.

From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.

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