Thursday, 5 May 2011

On Top of the City: Kett's Heights

The small park on Kett's Hill known as Kett's Heights. Over the past 900 years the garden has been the site of a chapel (St Michaels: part of the wall still remains), the campsite of local 16th century Roebrt Kett, and a piggery and allotment during the Second World War.

The beacon at the top of the heights was erected in 1988, on the 400th anniversary of the attempted invasion by the Spanish Armada.

The landscape of Norfolk and Norwich are often (lazily) assumed to be flat, akin to the fens. Whilst hardly the most mountainous of counties, the view from the top of the Heights is certainly one that stretches out for miles.

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