Monument record MCC2336 - Medieval Ryegate, Colchester


Medieval pedestrian gate in northern circuit of walled town.


Grid reference TL 99713 25539 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A medieval pedestrian gate providing access to the River a Middle Mill. This northern postern gate was recorded in 1240 and was called King's Scherde before 1242. Ryegate was sold, presumably for its materials, in 1659, but a staircase and the west part of the gate survived in 1671, incorporated into the adjoining house.<1> The gate is show on Speed's map of 1610.<2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Cooper, Janet (Ed). 1994. Vol. IX, The Borough of Colchester, A History of the County of Essex. Volume IX. p.250.
  • <2> Cartographic materials: Speed, J. 1610. Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

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Record last edited

Oct 27 2016 9:05AM

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