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Colchester Castle

 

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  • Colchester Castle is built on the foundations of an old Roman temple that the Normans assumed was solid ground in what was the Roman capital of Britain.
  • It is the largest keep ever constructed by the Normans and along with the Tower of London, the best preserved. It is the largest surviving in Europe.

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Developer
Bishop Gundulf of Rochester

Reference Data

Reference No.
3809
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
15-02-2008
 

Building Location

Address
High Street, Colchester. CO1
Council
Colchester Borough Council
County
Essex
Region
East Anglia
Country
United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1069
Completion date
1100

Roof Height (AGL)
30.50

Total Floors (O.G)
5

Market Data

Primary Use
Castle


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