TG2307 : Ancient boom tower

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

Ancient boom tower
Ancient boom tower
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 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. See > Link for a wider view. This tower is also known as the Devil's Tower. For a view of the boom tower across the river from here see > Link.
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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 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2394 0772 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.2620N 1:18.4170E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2394 0774
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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