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The Scheregate

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colchester, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8879 / 51°53'16"N

Longitude: 0.8994 / 0°53'57"E

OS Eastings: 599621

OS Northings: 225012

OS Grid: TL996250

Mapcode National: GBR SN5.L6N

Mapcode Global: VHKFZ.JTT3

Plus Code: 9F32VVQX+5P

Entry Name: The Scheregate

Listing Date: 24 February 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337769

English Heritage Legacy ID: 117185

Location: Castle, Colchester, Essex, CO1

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

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment 10/08/2016

TL 9925 SE

The Scheregate


This is the remaining medieval 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 Purple Dog, 42 Eld Lane and Nos 1 to 4 (consec)

Listing NGR: TL9962125012

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