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Properties and events in Colchester 2019

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Audley Chapel

Berechurch Hall Road, Berechurch, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9NU

The chapel was built in the early 16th century as the burial place of the Audley family, whose most prominent member was Thomas Audley, Lord…

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Bourne Mill

Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT

With an 18ft circumference and 72 buckets to turn, this cast-iron overshot wheel sits proudly beneath the main floor. The machinery is now long…

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Boxted Airfield Museum B26 Marauder Aircraft Exhibition

Boxted Airfield Museum, Langham Lane, Langham, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW

Story of Boxted Airfield in words pictures and video. Access to Historical archive. WWII American airfield, later RAF. Top scoring American unit…

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Catholic Colchester Tour

St. James the Less & St. Helen, Catholic Church, 51 Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QB

The tour includes Holy Trinity Church, built by the Anglo-Saxons around 1000 AD, and St John's Abbey, medieval Colchester's most important…

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Claudius Gateway

1 Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TH

These are visible beneath a glass floor and their significance is revealed by reconstruction paintings and Roman artefacts in an associated…

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Colchester Castle Museum

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

Colchester Castle is Europe's largest Norman keep and was built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius. It was constructed around 1070…

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Colchester Town Hall

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1FR

This exciting design by John Belcher was constructed between 1897-1902. Described by Pevsner as 'a triumphant expression of Colchester's civic…

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Costumed Tours of Colchester

War Memorial, Castle Park Gates, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YG

Colchester was the first city in Britain founded by the Romans. For several centuries the Temple of Claudius in the heart of the city was the…

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Craftivism at Colchester Quaker Meeting House

Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF

Quakers have been active in Colchester for over three hundred years. We now occupy and worship here. This is an attractive listed Georgian…

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Firstsite

Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

It is the venue for an integrated programme of work including projects, exhibitions and publications by established and emerging artists, as well…

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Historic Grey Friars - Colchester’s Forgotten Corner

Greyfriars, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

Exhibition & illustrated, guided 45min walks around the former Grey Friars priory estate within the north-east Roman wall; followed by a tour of…

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Hollytrees Museum

Hollytrees Museum, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

It was built in 1718/19 for Elizabeth Cornelisen, a wealthy widow, and later the home of the town's MP Charles Gray (1696-1782). It is now home to…

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Holy Trinity Church

Trinity Square, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JB

The tower of Holy Trinity was built by the Saxons around 1000 AD and features a small doorway and recycled Roman bricks. Later additions to the…

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Mersea Barrow

Barrow Barn, 7A East Mersea Road, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8SL

An independent museum established in 1976 and occupying purpose-built premises that have been steadily expanded. We are in the centre of West…

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Peake’s House

30 East Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1ST

Left to Colchester City Council by W. O. Peake but long since restored and let for holidays by the Landmark Trust, Peake's House stands in the…

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Rebow Almshouses

1-6 Rebow Road, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO7 9LX

Learn about their first occupants and imagine life in Victorian times. Walk around the well-maintained flower beds.

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Roman Circus Visitor Centre and Archaeological Site Tour

Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ

The Roman Circus was built nearly two thousand years ago and discovered by the Colchester Archaeological Trust in 2004. Designed for fast-paced…

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Roman Theatre

Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UB

Visitors can see a small area of the foundations of the Roman theatre that featured in the destruction of Colchester by Boudica in AD 60. These…

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Sparlings Solicitors

Sparlings Solicitors, 3 West Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1HQ

This striking timbered-framed building is located in the heart of Colchester's historic Dutch Quarter. Sparlings has had various uses since it was…

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St Botolph’s Church and Priory

Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7EE

Today, all that remains of St Botolph's Priory is the ruined nave of the church. This was the first Augustinian priory in Britain, built between…

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St Helens Chapel

St Helen's Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UR

The chapel is first mentioned in documentary sources in 1076, but is likely to have originated in the Anglo-Saxon period. It is constructed on…

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St James the Great Church

St James the Great Church, East Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QL

The interior contains wall paintings, stained glass and funerary monuments, including a large marble effigy of the philanthropist Arthur Winsley…

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St James the Less and St Helen’s Church, Colchester

51 Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QB

The exterior and central part of the church was designed in the Norman style by the acclaimed Catholic architect John Joseph Scoles. He based his…

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St John’s Abbey Gatehouse

St John's Green, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7HA

Built sometime in the early 15th-century, St John's Abbey Gatehouse is a striking building elaborately decorated with flint flushwork, an East…

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St John’s Orthodox Church (former Garrison Church)

St John's Orthodox Church , Military Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2AN

Grade II* listed church, run by the Russian Orthodox Church. Built in 1855 to provide services to soldiers going to the Crimean War, this huge…

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St Leonards-at-the-Hythe

St Leonards-at-the-Hythe, Hythe Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2NP

Bullet holes are still visible in the south door. There are sailors’s graves in the churchyard from the Napoleonic period. Visitors will be able…

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St Martin’s Church, Colchester

West Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1HQ

The wall paintings are a small part of a Doom painting of the early 16th century; figures from Hell on the south side, with demons tormenting the…

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St Mary-at-the-Walls

St Mary-at-the-Walls (Colchester Arts Centre), Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF

Inside there are interesting funerary monuments including a memorial to John Rebow who died in 1699. There is an unusual Great War memorial chapel…

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St Peter’s Church

St Peter's Church, North Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1DZ

A multi-period church with surviving medieval features. There is a wall niche at the south aisle of the church, a remnant of the medieval church…

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The Headgate Theatre

Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7AT

his well-equipped “little gem of a theatre” in Colchester Town Centre has been welcoming visiting amateur and professional groups onto our…

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The Lepra Museum

Lepra, 28 Middleborough, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TG

Leprosy affects millions of the most vulnerable people in the world, causing life-changing disabilities, but there is a cure. Lepra works directly…

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The Minories

The Minories, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE

In the garden is a Gothick summer house built in 1745 by the local architect James Deane as a venue for ‘medieval’ plays and restored earlier…

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Town to Sea Trail

War Memorial, Cowdray Crescent, Off High St, Colchester, Essex

Along the way you will hear tales about Colchester’s fascinating history as well as stories of our seafaring heritage and how the river, its…

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Trinity Street Heritage Tours

Tymperleys, Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN

Blue Badge Guide, Roy Waters, will lead lively tours focusing on the varied and colourful history of Trinity Street from top to bottom.

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Tymperleys

Tymperleys, Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN

William Gilberd studied at Cambridge and possibly in Italy before returning to England by 1573 to practice medicine in London. He was physician to…

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Walking the Walls

War Memorial, Castle Park Gates, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

The walk takes in the Balkerne Gate, the largest Roman gateway in the country, and Duncan's Gate which was discovered in 1853. Also shown is…

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William Gilberd at The Colchester Bookshop

7 Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN

The building was the original hall range of a medieval merchant's house, possibly built for Thomas Stampe and later known as Tymperleys. It…

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Sherman’s House

High Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE

Sherman's House is a beautiful Georgian fronted medieval townhouse in Dedham High Street. It has connections with the famous Sherman family and…

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