These other websites have information about Colchester:

Website Description
History of the Workhouse www.workhouses.org.uk is dedicated to the workhouse -- its buildings, its inmates, its staff and administrators, and even its poets... This site includes pictures and maps showing the workhouses created by Poor Law units.

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GeoNames The GeoNames geographical database is available for download free of charge under a creative commons attribution license. It contains over 10 million geographical names and consists of over 8 million unique features whereof 2.8 million populated places and 5.5 million alternate names. All features are categorized into one out of nine feature classes and further subcategorized into one out of 645 feature codes.

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Wikipedia Wikipedia is 'the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit'. Wikipedia contains pages for most towns and vilages in Britain, and our web site tries to link you to them, but you must decide for yourself whether you can rely on the information you find there. Many of the 'village' pages contain only 'stub articles', which you can add to. We suggest that pages which give sources for particular statements are more reliable than pages which simply have a long reference list at the end, or no references to sources at all.

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GENUKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy UK and Ireland Genealogy:The aim of GENUKI is to serve as a comprehensive "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. It is organised so as to make it easy to find what information on what topics is available online related to given geographical localities (even down to parish level). It is a noncommercial service, provided by an ever-growing group of volunteers in cooperation with the Federation of Family History Societies.

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Victoria History of the Counties of England Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the Victoria County History is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times to the present day. Based at the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London since 1932, the VCH is written by historians working in counties across England.

These pages are available:

The Borough of Colchester
Iron-Age and Roman Colchester
Medieval Colchester - Introduction
Medieval Colchester - The economy
Medieval Colchester - Growth of the town
Medieval Colchester - Borough government
Medieval Colchester - Townspeople
Tudor and Stuart Colchester - Introduction
Tudor and Stuart Colchester - Economic history
Tudor and Stuart Colchester - Social structure
Tudor and Stuart Colchester - Topography
Tudor and Stuart Colchester - Borough government
Tudor and Stuart Colchester - Religious life
Georgian Colchester - Introduction
Georgian Colchester - Economic history
Georgian Colchester - Topography
Georgian Colchester - Town government and politics
Georgian Colchester - Social history
Modern Colchester - Introduction
Modern Colchester - Economic development
Modern Colchester - Town development
Modern Colchester - Political history
Modern Colchester - Social history
Boundaries
Communications
Port
Castle
Walls and gates
Barracks
Common lands
Mills
Fishery
Markets and fairs
Municipal buildings
Arms, seals, insignia, and plate
Parish government and poor relief
Hospitals
Public services
Social and cultural institutions
Sites and remains of religious houses
Churches
Ancient chapels
Roman catholicism
Protestant nonconformity
Non-christian religious bodies
Education
Essex university
Charities for the poor
Street names
Bailiffs and mayors

These other websites provide geo-referenced information covering Colchester:

GENUKI Church Database The GENUKI church database aims to include all parish churches that existed in 1837, plus some others. The most detailed entries include photographs and detailed descriptions, as well as information about parish registers.
Geograph georeferenced photos "The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland."
MAGIC -- a DEFRA/Natural England site MAGIC is a web-based interactive map service that brings together environmental information from across government. It includes information on landscape, habitats, coastal and marine resources, and nature reserves.
Ordnance Survey Get-a-Map Get-a-map provides free access to modern Ordnance Survey mapping of your area, and also lets you order paper copies.
Near by Nearby.org provides links to other geo-referenced sites covering Great Britain.
GeoNames "The GeoNames geographical database covers all countries and contains over eight million placenames that are available for download free of charge."
Flickr Georeferenced photographs
Panoramio Georeferenced photographs