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Colchester Castle

David T.-D. Clarke

Colchester Castle

a history, description and guide

by David T.-D. Clarke

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Published by Colchester Borough Council, Cultural Activities Committee in (Colchester) ((Town Hall, Colchester CO1 1PJ)) .
Written in English

  • Colchester Castle (Colchester, Essex) -- Guide-books.,
  • Colchester (Essex) -- Castles -- Guide-books.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement(written by David T.-D. Clarke) ; (modern photographs by Charles Seely and Dennis Mansell) ; (plansand drawing by D.G. Davies and R.E. Boustred) ; (plan by Tony Young).
    LC ClassificationsDA690.C7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18953996M

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