Monument record MCC41 - Medieval and later port, the Hythe, Colchester


Medieval and later port, situated at the Hythe by the mid 12th century.


Grid reference TM 01504 24690 (point)
Map sheet TM02SW
1848 Parish ST LEONARD
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A port was established at the Hythe by the mid 12th century. Granaries, quays, warehouses and cranes, are recorded there from the 14th century. A lock was recorded in the 18th century as was a customs house.<1><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. pp.237-241.
  • <2> Monograph: Morant, Philip. 1768. The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex. Volume I.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 20 2016 8:18AM

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