St Martin's Church, Colchester, Essex
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Built of recycled Roman brick
St Martin's lies southeast of Colchester Town Hall, a spectacular Medieval survivor with a massive truncated tower. Many reused Roman bricks may be seen in its exterior, especially in its tower. Although there is evidence of eleventh-century work, most of the present building grew during the fourteenth century. Treasures include a wagon roof, Jacobean woodwork and a green man carving.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
Traces of the English Civil War
There is a gravel pathway through churchyard. The chuch. Full wheelchair access is possible.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
West Stockwell Street - turn off the High St at the Town Hall, church on right
Nearest railway station: Colchester Town (0.4 miles); Colchester Town (0.8 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, and London County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Visit Essex tourism website: www.visitessex.com
- Essex Society for Family History: www.esfh.org.uk
- History of Essex website: www.historyhouse.co.uk
- Essex Society for Archaeology & History: www.essex.ac.uk
- Essex churches website: www.essexchurches.info
- Friends of Essex Churches Trust: www.foect.org.uk