THE BALKERNE GATE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1123668

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1950

Statutory Address: THE BALKERNE GATE, BALKERNE LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE BALKERNE GATE, BALKERNE LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Colchester (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: TL 99236 25186

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. BALKERNE LANE 995 (East Side) ----------- The Balkerne Gate TL 9925 SW 4/2 24.2.50.

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2. 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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 116857

Legacy System: LBS

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