The Dutch Quarter

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Located just north of the High Street including: Maidenburgh Street, West Stockwell Street, East Stockwell Street, Stockwell Street, St Helen's Lane, Northgate Street and Nunn's Road.

It was the 16th century home to Flemish Protestant refugees fleeing religious persecution having been defeated in a rebellion against Catholic Spain. The houses pre-date the Dutch arrival and were formerly inhabited by the Jewish community and other immigrants. Today it is a quiet residential area just off of the High Street. The Dutch Quarter fell into a state of decay during the early 20th century and received a Civic Trust Building award after being regenerated during the 1970s.

A pleasant area in which to spot many different architectural styles from the 16th century to the present day.

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Can be viewed from the public footpaths

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Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester Town station is 0 miles away.

Dutch Quarter

Type:Historic Site

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PJ

Tel: 01206 282920