Sunday Picture Post: A Small Suffolk Town

Monday 14th March and we’ve a long way to go, nearly 2 hours of sitting on buses just to reach the small Suffolk town of Bungay. The town sits on the banks of the River Waveney, which is one of the three rivers that flow through my home town of Great Yarmouth to join the North Sea.

Looking here at a model of the town’s medieval origins

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Bungay have three churches, although the Catholic Church of St Edmunds is more recent. St Mary’s (below) is a former priory

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The round tower church is named for the Trinity

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Bigod’s Castle (remains of).Β  Hugh Bigod inherited land from his uncle Roger who had fought beside William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy) in 1066 and beyond. But the family backed the wrong side in later disturbances and had their castles confiscated.

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Seems building methods didn’t change much; this could be the C3rd Roman fort at Burgh Castle!

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The ancient trading centre of the town, the Buttercross

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A walk around the town reveals an assortment of vernacular architecture

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And to finish, a walk along by the river…

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I hope you enjoyed our little excursion. More information about Bungay and Bigod Castle can be found here

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15 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: A Small Suffolk Town

  1. Dale says:

    I enjoyed this walk very much! Love the ancient and the more recent πŸ™‚

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  2. Looks a nice place to visit

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  3. Sadje says:

    This is a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    What wonderful architecture. I really enjoyed the trip πŸ™‚

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  5. Frank says:

    Looks like a lovely peaceful town.

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