Castles monuments in Norfolk
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Norfolk

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in Norfolk...





Norfolk Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

Denver Mill Ltd

Sluice Rd, Denver, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 0EG
Tel: 01366 384009        E-mail: enquiries@denvermill.co.uk
Web: www.denvermill.co.uk

Denver Windmill was built in 1835 and continued to grind corn using windpower for over one hundred years. The windmill stopped work in 1941 when the sails were struck by lightning. Now it has been lovingly restored to full working order with new facilities for visitors to enjoy. Once again flour is being milled using the power of the wind. Your visit will include a chance to explore the whole windmill site and enjoy a unique guided tour right to the very top of the windmill tower. You will have a chance to see flour made the traditional way wind permitting! A new visitor centre tells the story of windmills, corn milling and the people who lived and worked in these wonderful buildings. Our own tearoom and bakery offer a tempting range of goodies to eat including bread from our own flour.

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Walsingham Abbey Grounds

Common Place, Little Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6BP
Tel: Estate Office: 01328 820259    Shirehall Museum: 01328 820510
E-mail: museum@walsinghamabbey.com

Walsingham is one of the most famous and popular villages in the country. As one of the main centres for Christian pilgrimage in England, it attracts thousands of visitors from around the world who come to visit its shrines, religious sites and many interesting buildings. The village has been an important religious site since 1061 and in 1153 an Augustinian Priory was founded in the centre of the village. Although it was destroyed in 1538, the remains of the Priory and site of the original shrine can still be seen in the picturesque and tranquil Abbey Grounds. Entry to the grounds is through the Shirehall Museum. This 16th century building was used as a magistrate's court until 1971. The courtroom has survived unaltered since it was last used and is now part of the 'hands-on' museum, which also contains a detailed history of the village and displays on pilgrimage.

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Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6AH
Tel: 01553 631330        E-mail: info@theheritagetrail.co.uk
Web: www.castlerising.co.uk

Castle Rising is a massive stone keep and bailey. The impressive Norman hall-keep and handsome fore-building, stands almost concealed within the formidable bank and ditch of the central oval enclosure. To the east, a small square gatehouse is set in the bank with a fragment of the 14th century brick curtain wall to one side. A rectangular enclosure strongly banked and ditched guards the gatehouse and to the west there is a smaller flanking enclosure. Also in the inner enclosure are the foundations of a 11th century Norman chapel, hard against the bank.

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Castle Acre Priory

Stocks Green, Castle Acre, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 2AE
Tel: 01760 755394        E-mail: info@theheritagetrail.co.uk
Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Castle Acre Priory lies a short distance to the south west of Castle Acre Castle and the village of Castle Acre. Its ruins span seven centuries and include a 12th-century church with an elaborately decorated great west front which still rises to its full height, a 15th-century gatehouse and a porch and prior's lodging that are still fit to live in. Do not miss the modern herb garden, recreated to grow both culinary and medicinal herbs.

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