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Colchester - Damage to the Roman Wall


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During the English Civil War in 1648, a ring of small forts was constructed around the perimeter of the town where siege cannons were mounted to batter the town walls. The whole south west corner of the town wall was heavily damaged by cannon fire and much of it is missing. The many brick sections are the result of early 18th century repairs, replacing sections that were destroyed during the Siege of Colchester by the Parliamentarian forces.

9th May 2005 by Diane Earl

English, History

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

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