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Colchester - Holy Trinity Church Tower


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Holy Trinity church tower was built around 1000 AD. Its arrow head doorway and window apertures are typical of the Saxon period. The remainder of the church is of different periods up to Victorian. It is the oldest building in Colchester predating the castle. During the Anglo-Saxon period many Roman buildings were demolished and later salvaged to construct buildings like the Holy Trinity tower, something which the Normans copied on their arrival.

7th Jan 2006 by Diane Earl

Geography, History

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Saxon church build construct Roman stone aperture door arrow head Norman worship religion tower

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