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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1123668
English Heritage Legacy ID: 116857
Location: Castle, Colchester, Essex, CO3
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
1. BALKERNE LANE
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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