Barton Broad, Evening
Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)
Medium: Photographic print
“Barton Broad (Evening). – This is one of our largest Broads, being 3,180 yards long, and having an average breadth of 525 yards. The area is nearly 280 acres. It forms a splendid sheet of water for sailing purposes. By water it is reached by turning out of the Bure into the Ant, a quarter of a mile past St. Benet’s Abbey. A sail of four miles brings the yacht suddenly into Barton Broad after passing Irstead Church. Good fishing may be had in Irstead Shoals at the North end of the Broad.
By landing at the Staithe, a very pretty walk of a mile will bring the visitor to Barton Turf Church, which contains many things of great interest to the Archaeologist. Among its treasures is its grand painted chancel screen, to my mind second to none in Norfolk. Some curious brasses may also be seen; one of them, dated A.D. 1511, is one of the earliest specimens in which the inscription is in English. Stalham is the nearest station.”
Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate LXI from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.