Monument record MCC2416 - Site of Dutch Bay Hall, High Street, Colchester


17th century bay hall, demolished in 1819.


Grid reference TL 99434 25210 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The Victoria County History records, 'By 1631 the rooms above the Red Row formed the Dutch Bay Hall'.<1><2>

The Flemish immigrants of the 17th century were granted considerable privileges, most notably control of the Dutch Bay Hall to which all 'new draperis' were taken for inspection and sealing before sale.

The Dutch Bay Hall was demolished in 1819.

Ink drawing, the 'Chronicle of Colchester'. Shows the Dutch Bay Hall, High Street.<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Cooper, Janet (Ed). 1994. Vol. IX, The Borough of Colchester, A History of the County of Essex. Volume IX. p.104.
  • <2> COLLECTION / PARENT: Various. Essex Records Office Miscellaneous Documents. ERO D/B 5 Gb3f 103v.
  • <3> Graphic material: Benham, W. G. (Mr). 1944. 'Chronicle of Colchester'. COLEM1964.100.4 A13 A14.

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Record last edited

Jul 17 2017 8:16PM

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