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The Balkerne Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in Colchester, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8896 / 51°53'22"N

Longitude: 0.8939 / 0°53'37"E

OS Eastings: 599236

OS Northings: 225186

OS Grid: TL992251

Mapcode National: GBR SN4.JSQ

Mapcode Global: VHKFZ.FRXS

Plus Code: 9F32VVQV+RH

Entry Name: The Balkerne Gate

Listing Date: 24 February 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116857

Location: Castle, Colchester, Essex, CO3

County: Essex

District: Colchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Colchester

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Colchester St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

Tagged with: City gate Ruins Arch

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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

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