The Wall

There is a wall around our town, which aptly fits Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek challenge title of Around Town.

Of the many intact stretches of the wall, I picked this one cos… well, seems someone might be living there.

The wall dates to 1261 when King Henry III granted Great Yarmouth the right to enclose the town… against the danger of pirates!

Want to know more? See this link.

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40 Responses to The Wall

  1. PaperKutzs says:

    This is very neat looking and sooo old. We can’t seem to build anything that lasts that long anymore.

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  2. Dale says:

    That is one impressive wall!

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  3. Violet Lentz says:

    What is up there behind those windows? I have never seen anything so ancient with my own eyes. To live there surrounded, literally, by that much history! No wonder your a history buff!

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  4. Ben Naga says:

    I’ve been to Great Yarmouth but I’ve never seen the wall – or even known of it.

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  5. Is the wall literally around the town? (Or just part of it?)

    I am just gawking at this picture, in awe at this photo. What the wall must have seen over the years!

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    • It was originally around all the town… except along the river. But sections are now missing… removed for roads, mostly. And some was lost to the WWII bombs. But mostly it’s there, though always visible, hidden away behind shops. And yea, the town has historic associations with war. After all, Horatio Nelson lived here.

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  6. Deborah says:

    This is great Crispina! I love the history facts you include with it! Thank you for sharing this with us! 😀 ❤

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  7. Joy Pixley says:

    What a cool wall! I like how the whitewashing or facing has come off (at least, I assume that was there at some point), to reveal the various types of stones and bricks underneath, a patchwork of construction and repairs over the centuries.

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  8. Brian Bixby says:

    Brings back a pleasant memory or two . . .

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