Monument record MCC8393 - Colchester - Town Walls

Summary

The town walls of Colchester are Roman in date with Medieval additions and rebuilding.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 99 25 (1000m by 0m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL92NE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

The town walls of Colchester are Roman in date with Medieval additions and rebuilding. During the reign of Richard II the wall was extensively rebuilt with the addition of a series of external semi-circular bastions of which 4 are still standing. <1> Traces of a ditch outside the walls at the NA and SW angles; at the NE the profile suggests a Medieval origin. <2>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- DESC TEXT: Brooks, H. 2005. A desk-based assessment of the archaeological remains around the Central Clinic, East Lodge Court, High Street, Colchester. June 2005.
  • <1> DESC TEXT: Priddy, DA. unknown. SMR.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, p20-1.
  • <3> Scheduling record: Department of the Environment. 1986. Colchester Town Wall - EX7. parts 5-8.

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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