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Beccles

Beccles

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 18

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Beccles. – A town of considerable importance, is built upon the right bank of the Waveney in a commanding position. The Church is one that should not be missed by visitors, as it is among the finest specimens of ecclesiastical architecture in Norfolk. Its tower, or clocher (bell-tower), stands quite apart from the nave, and forms a prominent feature of the town. The Church was erected in 1369; the period when Gothic architecture was at its zenith. The splendid porch, with parvaite over, is justly considered a masterpiece in stonework. There are several angling clubs in the town, which find plenty of amusement for their members during the winter months, as the stretch of river on either side of the town is noted for its numerous pike, which during the season are weighed-in by the score.”

Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate XXXVI from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.

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