Monument record MCC2403 - Anglo-Saxon? Church Street, Colchester


Anglo-Saxon or Norman Street.


Grid reference TL 99341 25117 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Full Description

An early reference to 'St Mary's Lane' in 1207, now Church Street.<1><2>

Presuming late Saxon Origins for St Mary's Church then some kind of track must have run from Head Street at this time, however the current alignment is curious, as it kinks south to meet the church. Church walk, to the south, may therefore be the earlier, given it's rough alignment with Sir Isaac's Walk.

The church , near the western postern in the town wall, lay within the soke acquired by the bishop of London between 998 and 1066 and was recorded in 1206.<7>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 1: Aspects of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Colchester. 1. p.79.
  • <2> Monograph: Kirk, R.E.G. (Ed). 1899-1928. Feet of Fines for Essex. 1,39 (1207).
  • <3> Monograph: Cooper, Janet (Ed). 1994. Vol. IX, The Borough of Colchester, A History of the County of Essex. Volume IX. p.324.

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2016 9:47AM

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