Key Image St Botolph’s Church
St Botolph's Street
CO2 7EE Colchester
United Kingdom
Denomination: Anglican
Congregation: St. Botolph with Holy Trinity (Diocese of Chelmsford, Archdeaconry of Colchester, Deanery of Colchester)
Geogr. Coordinates: 51.88706° N, 0.90427° E
Geo Location
Reference year: 1837
Architectural style: Neo-romanesque
Description: Neo-Norman church with a massive tower in the “London gallery churches” style
Name derivation: From St Botolph, the patron of the predecessor church
Building material
  • White brick, hence nicknamed “White Elephant”
Outside facilities
  • Built as successor church for the former parish church on the precincts of the Augustine priory
  • Built in 1890 by JW Walker
Dec 1835:   Start of construction (architect William Mason)
1837:   Consecration
1943:   Damaged by fire caused by air raids
About 1975:   Restoration of the interior; further rebuildings in 1988 and 1990
2001:   Completion of a church extension
Important persons:
Patron:  Botolph (d. c. 680, first abbot of Icanhoe (today probably Boston < “Botulfstown”), Lincolnshire, England)
Number of Seats:  1,080
Explore Churches, St Botolph : St Botolph ,, retrieved 07/04/2021
St. Botolph’s Church, Colchester : A Brief History of St Botolph’s Church & Priory,, retrieved 07/04/2021
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