Colchester Castle

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A man named James Parnell was imprisoned here until his death. Part of his punishment involved having to climb a rope in order to obtain his food, but never recovered after a fall. James is reported throughout the building since his unfortunate passing.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

High St
Colchester CO1 1UG
United Kingdom

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51.89057613766966, 0.9030733843781036
Nearest Towns:
Colchester, UK (0.5 mi.)
Lexden, UK (1.6 mi.)
Mile End, UK (1.8 mi.)
Horkesley, UK (3.3 mi.)
Great Horkesley, UK (3.3 mi.)
Rowhedge, UK (3.4 mi.)
West Bergholt, UK (3.5 mi.)
Ardleigh, UK (3.9 mi.)
Wivenhoe, UK (3.9 mi.)
Wyvenhoe, UK (3.9 mi.)


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