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Ranworth Broad

Ranworth Broad

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 2

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Ranworth Broad. – Is reached by a short dyke (pronounced locally, deek) running from the River Bure, about a couple of miles above St. Benet’s Abbey. The larger portion, embracing about 120 acres, on the right of the dyke, is known as Ranworth Broad, while that on the left, although part and parcel of the same sheet of water, is called Malthouse Broad. The total superficies of the two is about 155 acres. It is a very picturesque spot and much visited by artists, as the trees and loftily-situated church make such a beautiful background to the nodding bulrushes and reeds growing in the calm lake. Water fowl of various kinds find Ranworth a peaceful breeding place, and as they are undisturbed they form quite a striking feature of the place.”

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

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