TG2307 : One of the ancient pair of boom towers by the River Wensum

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

One of the ancient pair of boom towers by the River Wensum
One of the ancient pair of boom towers 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 > LinkExternal link and 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. This tower is also known as the Devil's Tower. See > LinkExternal link for a wider view. For a view of the boom tower across the river from here see > LinkExternal 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 2396 0773
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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