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Pulls Ferry, Norwich

By pdunstan_Greymoon    
Info from Wikipedia: Pulls Ferry is located on the River Wensum and is one of the most famous landmarks in Norwich, Norfolk. It is a flint building and was once a 15th-century watergate. It was the route for the stone used to build Norwich Cathedral. The stone came from France up the rivers Yare and Wensum. A canal, specifically built by the monks, used to run under the arch, where the Normans ferried the stone and building materials to be unloaded on the spot.

The building is named after John Pull, who ran the ferry across the Wensum from 1796 to 1841. It was previously known as Sandling's, after a seventeenth-century predecessor. The ferry operated until 1943.[1]

The ferry house adjoining the watergate was built in 1647. Both house and archway were restored in 1948-9 by Cecil Upcher.[2]

Pull's Ferry is a medieval watergate along the riverside walk, south of Bishopgate. The flinty building with its broad stone archway became the Watergate for craft carrying stone for the building of the Cathedral from the quarries near Caen on the last stage of the long journey along a canal, which joined the river.

Tags: River Norwich Riverside Landscape and travel Pulls ferry Architecture and landscape Wensum River

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Jerrin 4 23 England
8 May 2016 4:49PM
Smashing image, it looks like a biscuit tin image of a bygone age. Love it.

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8 May 2016 5:01PM
A great shot



Billy
Beautiful scene
8 May 2016 5:38PM
Gorgeous scene

Jody
Therapy 3 3 United Kingdom
8 May 2016 6:16PM
Beautiful sharp image.
8 May 2016 8:39PM
beautiful picturesque photograph cant fault it
mark
Great capture this one off a chocolate box but better than that.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.4k 158 England
9 May 2016 9:13PM
Very much like this one, Paul (so much so it's on my list of ones to visit!).

Dave
Nigeyboy 11 927 United Kingdom
10 May 2016 9:07AM
Lovely image - I used to pass Pulls Ferry every day on my way to work in the city (used to live in Hoveton).
28 Jan 2020 9:20AM
Would love to know if you recommend this camera and how you chose lens(es)
Great shot. Superb detail. Thinking of getting one know - more seriously thanks to your image!

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