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Norman & Medieval Colchester

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  1. Colchester Castle
    Built on the ruins of a Roman Temple in the late 1060s, Colchester Castle was one of the first stone castles in the country, and largest Norman Keep in Europe. Its design is similar to the White Tower at the Tower of London, although Colchester Castle is both larger, and in fact pre-dates its famous London equivalent.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  2. St Botolph's Priory at Sunset
    Founded in 1099 before eventually being closed by Henry VIII in 1536 and then severely damaged during the Siege of Colchester in 1648, St Botolph's Priory was once headquarters for the Augustinians in the country.
  3. Colchester's only surviving Saxon building which has an arrowhead (triangle arches) doorway in the tower and features re-used Roman bricks.
  4. Located just north of the High Street and includes: Maidenburgh Street, West Stockwell Street, East Stockwell Street, Stockwell Street, St Helen's Lane, Northgate Street and Nunn's Road.
  5. Dating from the 15th century this fine flint flushwork gatehouse just off St John's Green has a vaulted interior. It was the entrance to St John's Abbey precinct (demolished during the 16th century Reformation).
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
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