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St John's Abbey Gate

St John's Abbey Gate,Colchester Information
This fine abbey gatehouse, in East Anglian flushwork, survives from the Benedictine abbey of St John. Site managed by Colchester Borough Council.
St John's Abbey Gate,Colchester Address
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St John's Abbey Gate
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1RQ
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St John's Abbey Gate,Colchester Telephone No.
0370 333 1181
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All year any reasonable time
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Disabled Access
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Guide Dogs Allowed
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One of the earliest purpose-built artillery blockhouses in England, this brick tower was built in c.1398-9 to command a strategic point in Norwich's city defences.
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English Heritage