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The Balkerne Gate, Colchester

Description: The Balkerne Gate

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 116857

OS Grid Reference: TL9923625186
OS Grid Coordinates: 599236, 225186
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8896, 0.8939

Location: Balkerne Hill, Colchester, Essex CO3 3LA

Locality: Colchester
Local Authority: Colchester Borough Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO3 3LA

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Balkerne Gate, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

995 (East Side)
The Balkerne Gate
TL 9925 SW 4/2 24.2.50.


Probably of C2 date, rather earlier than the walls themselves.

The ruin of the only remaining Roman gateway in the town wall. It is a
remarkable monument and the best preserved of any Roman gateway in the
country. It is also the largest, - 107 ft wide with 2 carriageways and 2
footways. It has been over-built by the Hole-in-the-wall Public House,
But the north tower still stands 20 ft high and the arches of the
south footway are 13 ft. A.M.

Listing NGR: TL9923625186

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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