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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

511 From William James in Chelmsford to Robert Alden in Colchester, 16 December 1825

421 From William James in Chelmsford to Mr Banister in St Peter, Colchester, 19 September 1818

564 From William Wilsher in Norwich to the overseers of St Peter, Colchester, 8 November 1832

341 From John Hall in Chelmsford to [William] Chisolm in St Botolph, Colchester, 11 January 1827

423 From William James in Chelmsford to Mr Banister in St Peter, Colchester, 18 March 1819

422 From William James in Chelmsford to James Allen in St Peter, Colchester, 18 March 1819

290 From John Hall in Chelmsford to [William] Mason in St Botolph, Colchester, 6 May 1816

366 From George John Tye to [William] Chisolm in St Botolph, Colchester, 18 February 1828

561 From William Wilsher in Norwich to the overseer of St Peter, Colchester, 18 September 1832

538 From William James in Chelmsford to Robert Alden in Colchester, 20 June 1827

581 From William Wilsher in Norwich to the overseer of St Peter, Colchester, 2 January 1835

 

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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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