Wordless Wednesday: Colchester Castle, county gaol

Many Tudor Essex men and women spent their final days in terrible conditions in this prison including many poor souls from Great Dunmow.

  • Protestant martyr, Thomas Bowyer, was thrown in here in 1556 before being taken to prison in London. Read his story here: The weaver of Great Dunmow.


Colchester CastleSketch by Thomas Dugdale, c1848

Colchester CastlePostcard c1901-1910

Colchester CastlePostcard c1901-1910

Colchester Castle

Colchester CastlePostcard c1901-1910

Colchester CastleGround plan c1807

Colchester Castle                              Plan of the castle c1780

 

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