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The Scheregate, Colchester

Description: The Scheregate

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 117185

OS Grid Reference: TL9962125012
OS Grid Coordinates: 599621, 225012
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8879, 0.8994

Location: 1 Sir Isaac's Walk, Colchester, Essex CO2 7AS

Locality: Colchester
Local Authority: Colchester Borough Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO2 7AS

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Listing Text

The Scheregate
TL 9925 SE 5/199 24.2.50.


This is the remaining mediaeval gateway in the town wall. It now consists
of a wide entry with a flight of steps through a C17 house built in the
wall. The rest of this house is Nos 6a and 6b, Sir Isaac's Walk (qv).
The flight of steps is at the head of a broad passageway leading up from
St John's Street; with houses (Nos 1 to 4) on each side closely abutting
the building above the entry. The building is timber-framed and plastered,
with a deep brick plinth each side of the flight of steps, the upper
storey projects on the north side and the tiled roof is hipped back.
Timbers are exposed in the roof of the entry. No 1 Eld lane forms the
east side of the entry.

The Scheregate forms a group with No 1 Eld Lane, The Clarence Inn
Trinity Street and Nos 1 to 4 (consec)

Listing NGR: TL9962125012

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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