Wednesday 25 May 2022, 5.40pm for a 6pm start
NB: This event has been rescheduled from 27 April. If you were booked on the original tour, please check your email!
Join us a short guided tour of part of the City Walls, led by Iain Walker, starting from the Devil’s tower (Eastern Boom Tower) at 6.00pm prompt.
Members and non will be welcome to meet afterwards in the Rose in City Road (booking not required).
Norwich’s City walls were built around 1294-1343 and no houses were built outside the wall until 1779 -89. The walls incorporate a number of towers such as the Boom Tower, Cow Tower and Black Tower. The western Boom Tower contains an 18th century coke oven. The Black Tower was traditionally the residence of the Constable and was also used for plague victims in the 16th century. During the English Civil War three of the city’s gates (St Augustine’s, Conesford and Bishop’s) were blocked up with earth. Research into the defences show that the Boom Towers, like the rest of the walls, gradually fell out of serious use, becoming monuments in the landscape, valued for their picturesque character and historical interest. Archaeological deposits may have been limited in this area since the inside of the walled circuit was deliberately kept open for access in the Middle Ages. (Source: Norfolk Heritage Explorer)
As long as there is space on the event, we usually allow you to book for both yourself and a guest. When completing the booking form, you will be asked to select the number of people and put in your own details on the first page, then to put in your second person's details on the next page. The event fee shown on each of these pages is for the individual person - you will be shown the total amount due once you get to the summary page.
About the Norfolk Regional Group
The Norfolk Group is being set up in 2019 to organise events and visits for local members as well as actively promoting the SPAB principles.
Accessibility: the walk include steps, but alternative route could be arranged if required. Please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.
Image credit: Lis Burke / Norwich City Wall / CC BY-SA 2.0
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