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Layer Marney Tower

Layer Marney Tower

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Contact Info

Phone Number
01206 330784


Street Name Address
Nr Colchester
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Tudor Gatehouse
Layer Marney Tower is the tallest Tudor Gatehouse in the country. It has 99 steps to the top and appears to have eight floors, but double windows were built into the Tower, to make it appear to have more floors than it really did. The clay for the red bricks were probably brought in from a few miles away, chosen for its colour. Black glazed bricks are intermingles for decoration, mostly symmetrical, though you may spot some mistakes. The black pattern of the bricks is called diapering.

History of the Tower
Click the titles below to read the full history of Layer Marney Tower and find out what the Tower is like in the 21st century.