Scheduled Monument: Town Wall (1003772)

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Authority Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Other Ref MON570
Date assigned
Date last amended 20 December 2017


Wall with six gates and interval towers built 125 AD. Roman walls forming roughly a rectangle about 1000 yards from E to W by 510 yards from N to S with Rounded edges and exhibits a long curving sweep in the SE corner to suit configuration of the ground. The course of the wall can be traced throughout save some distance in the SW corner, which seems to have suffered special damage in the siege of 1648. Structurally, it consists of layers of septaria, roughly faced, interlaced regularly with fourfold courses of brick, with a core of rubble and cement, the lowest brick course going right though the wall. It has an average thickness of about 8". <1>

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Sources (2)

  • Scheduling record: Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). 2007. Town Walls field details. Source 1.
  • Watching Brief Report: Baister, Mark. 2017. Archaeological monitoring and recording at Duncan’s Gate, Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1UN.



Grid reference Centred TL 9971 2528 (963m by 595m)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2023 5:43PM

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