TG2307 : Boom tower by Carrow Bridge

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

Boom tower by Carrow Bridge
Boom tower by Carrow Bridge
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 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. 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 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2392 0771 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.2571N 1:18.3989E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2391 0773
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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