TL9925 : St Mary's Church, Church Lane Colchester

taken 8 years ago, near to Colchester, Essex, Great Britain

St Mary's Church, Church Lane Colchester
St Mary's Church, Church Lane Colchester
The church has been The Colchester Arts Centre since 1980. The Church is built against the Roman Walls and overlooking the western suburbs of the town. It was first recorded in 1206, the church has a notable history. It is the site at which 23 Protestant martyrs were executed by burning during the reign of the Mary I ("Bloody Mary"). During the English Civil War the church tower was used as a gun emplacement by the Royalist army, this resulted in its destruction by New Model Army siege batteries. The tower of the Norman church remains, the rest was rebuilt in red brick in 1713. There was a further major rebuild in 1872. In 1978, the parish was united with Christ Church, St Mary's became redundant; the bell went to St Leonard's in Lexden and the organ to Brentwood Cathedral.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 August, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 August, 2010
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Church (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 992 250 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.3188N 0:53.6576E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 993 251
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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