Colourful Houses in the Dutch Quarter Colchester

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The Dutch Quarter in Colchester was home to Flemish Protestant refugees in the 16th Century. Here they set up their weaving trade and became well known for the production of Bays and Says cloth. The Dutch Quarter is located just north of the High Street and includes: Maidenburgh Street, West Stockwell Street, East Stockwell Street, Stockwell Street, St Helen's Lane, Northgate Street and Nunn's Road. Today it is a quiet residential area with an eccletic mix of houses, churches and theatres.

For more information on Colchester and its fascinating history, head to www.visitcolchester.com 

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