Norwich Castle, East Anglia’s principal Norman stronghold, magnificent stone keep, built as a royal palace 900 years ago. Now county museum, is striking, castle remains a major and symbolic building.
A developed and lavish strcutre since its very beginnings, the castle comprises complex internal divisions, including a series of multi-purpose mezzanine floors with great hall, 2 privacy chambers, kitchen, garderobes, vast chamber, chapel and storeroom. The ground floor storage area also had a well. The castole exterior dressed flint and Caen stone.
The grand external stone staircase and Bigod’s Tower on the south facade and carved first-floor doorway are among its impressive features.
From 1834 to 1839, the keep was Bath stone with great attention to detail.
Victorian features include the present day, boarded floo, balustraded balcony the original first floor and open arches cross the central divide.
Château de Norwich
Norwich NR1 3JU
Tel : +44 1603 493 625
Images of the site
1027 - Arlette’s fountain
1027 - William the conqueror’s castle
1046-1047 - Ryes, the ‘Sente au Batard’
1047 - The battle of Val-es-Dunes
1057 - Varaville
11th century - Dives-sur-Mer, the church of Notre Dame
1066 - The Ladies’ Abbey
1067 - Eglise Abbatiale
1077 - The Men’s Abbey
1060 - Caen Castle
1040-1050 - The Olivet Castle mound – Grimbosq
1077 - Bayeux Cathedral
1066 - Bayeux Tapestry
1083 - Church of Saint-Nicolas, Caen
11th century - Church of Saint-Laurent, Falaise
12th century - The Church of Saint-Martin, Ryes
11th century - Church of Saint-Pierre, Thaon
1180 - Church of Saint-Samson, Ouistreham
10th century - The Château Ganne in La Pommeraye