TG2308 : Norwich - Castle housing museum and art gallery

taken 2 months ago, near to Norwich, Norfolk, Great Britain

Norwich - Castle housing museum and art gallery
Norwich - Castle housing museum and art gallery
Norwich Castle is a huge imposing edifice which, situated on its mound (or motte) towers over the city. This is a view of its western façade taken from Castle Meadow (a street that curves around the castle to the west and north).

Dating originally from the C12th (estimated to have been built between 1094 and 1121) it was refaced in fine ashlar stone in the 1830s which accounts for its very 'clean' appearance. It was converted to a museum and art gallery in the 1880s.
For far more detailed information about the castle and its scheduled area see EH listings linked below:
Scheduled Ancient Monument listing: LinkExternal link
Castle Grade I listing: LinkExternal link
The castle is currently undergoing a £13.5m restoration [2021] which means that the castle itself is not open to the public, though its extensive museum and art gallery remain open.
Castle Museum & Art Gallery website: LinkExternal link
See also TG2308 : Norwich - Castle eastern façade with crane
1. Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle is a medieval royal fortification. It was founded in the aftermath of the Norman conquest of England when William the Conqueror (1066–1087) ordered its construction because he wished to have a fortified place in the important city of Norwich. It proved to be his only castle in East Anglia. It is one of the Norwich 12 heritage sites. The castle now houses the Norwich Castle Museum, which holds significant objects from the region, especially archaeological finds. The building is Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Monday, 30 August, 2021   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 31 August, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Norwich 
Period (from Tags)
Norman 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2314 0852 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.7125N 1:17.7415E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2310 0852
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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