TF6929 : Sandringham, The Norwich Gates

taken 4 years ago, near to Sandringham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Sandringham, The Norwich Gates
Sandringham, The Norwich Gates
The formal entrance to the gardens of Sandringham House is through these elaborate wrought iron gates, of a flower and leaf design. These famous gates are known as the Norwich Gates; they are the work of Thomas Jekyll and were given as a wedding present to the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1863 by the people of Norwich and Norfolk.
Sandringham House :: TF6928
Sandringham House is a neo-Jacobean style country house, located on the Royal Sandringham Estate, which lies within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was built in 1870 by the Prince and Princess of Wales, later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. It has been passed down as a private home through four generations of British monarchs and is now the country retreat of Her Majesty Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. The house is privately owned the Queen and is and not part of the Crown Estate

Sandringham was once described as 'The most comfortable house in England' LinkExternal link . It is a Grade II* listed building (LinkExternal link English Heritage list).

Sandringham's gardens were opened to the public by King Edward VII in 1908, and the Museum by King George V in 1930; Sandringham House was opened to the public at Her Majesty The Queen's wish in her Silver Jubilee year of 1977 (see LinkExternal link for details of opening times).

LinkExternal link The Official Website of the British Monarchy
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 13 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 693 290 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.9571N 0:30.7645E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 693 290
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Sandringham Estate  Sandringham House  19th Century  Nineteenth Century  Victorian  Wrought Iron  Gates  Norwich Gates 

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