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Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1806

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXI

Item number: 36-d

Length: 31.3

Width: 40.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the austere square keep of Norwich Castle. Norwich Castle was first established in the aftermath of the Norman conquest, and was rebuilt in stone in the 1120s. The original mound was increased in height and the square keep was built, in a design similar to the White Tower in London. Daniel Defoe visited Norwich Castle in the early 18th century and thought the castle was "antient and decayed, and now for many years past made use of for a jayl".

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