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Wroxham Broad

Wroxham Broad

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 46

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Wroxham Broad. – For large yachts undoubtedly the finest of the Broads. It has deep water in nearly every part, so that there is no fear of running aground anywhere. In some parts 12 and 14 feet of water may be plumbed while in most parts from 6 to 8 feet will be found. The shape of the Broad is peculiarly adapted for sailing purposes, as it is an oblong with the corners rounded off; a vessel can sail right round it, therefore, in a fair wind without a single tack. The length is 1,600 yards and the average breadth 300, while the area is upwards of 100 acres. Wroxham Church is of interest (Norman doorway, stained glass windows, &c.) and should be visited, if only to obtain the lovely view over the Bure and surrounding country, which may be had from the churchyard.”

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

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