Monument record MCC7816 - Colchester - St Botolphs (site of)

Summary

St Botolphs Medieval Gate.

Location

Grid reference TL 9988 2501 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

St Botolphs Medieval Gate. <1> The gates on the south wall are little known because it has so long been closely built up. They provide ample scope for conjecture. Morant mentions "St Botolphs Gate, anciently called South Gate" but he is referring to the gate, hitherto supposed medieval, which stood at the south end of Queen Street. According to Cromwell this "was the last that remained to Colchester" for its traces did not disappear until 1817 or 1818. <2> - <4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Morant, P. 1748. History of Colchester. p7.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: Cromwell, T. 1825. History of Colchester. p173.
  • <4> DESC TEXT: Hull, MR. 1958. Roman Colchester. p58.

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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