TG2307 : Boom tower by the River Wensum

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

Boom tower by the River Wensum
Boom tower by the River Wensum
In the Middle Ages, 12 gates and 40 towers in the defensive wall surrounding the city controlled the main thoroughfares into Norwich, and a pair of boom towers - see > Link and Link on the river controlled the access by water where the city walls met the River Wensum. The two towers had chains of Spanish iron stretched between them, which could be raised to stop ships wanting to enter Norwich by river. The tower depicted here is also known as the Devil's Tower.
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The blocks of flats are part of Riverside Heights, a phased residential development forming part of the ongoing regeneration of the Norwich Riverside area and located between the River Wensum and Norwich City football club’s Carrow Road stadium.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2394 0773 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.2673N 1:18.4174E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2390 0773
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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