TM0025 : The Olde Siege House

near to Colchester, Essex, Great Britain

The Olde Siege House
The Olde Siege House
The Olde Siege House (East Bay Colchester). This 15th Century timber framed terrace of three houses (now one property) played a significant role in the siege of Colchester, which took place during the second phase of the English Civil War in the summer of 1648. The Parliamentarian town was taken by the Royalists and was promptly besieged for eleven weeks by Cromwell’s New Model Army. The civil war was finally brought to an end by the signing of a surrender document in the prophetically named “King’s Head Inn”. The red rings on the beams of the building are purported to surround bullet holes from the siege. However my father maintained to the end that he saw red rings being added to the building during his childhood in the early 1930’s..... around holes created with a brace and bit!
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Saturday, 20 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Sunday, 21 August, 2005
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WGS84: 51:53.4065N 0:54.9104E
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