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Cliff view near Zennor on a gorgeous day

Zennor in the county of Cornwall

Autumn at Colemere near Ellesmere, Shropshire

Colemere in the county of Shropshire

Woburn Deer Park, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. August 2006

Woburn in the county of Bedfordshire

Pictures of Worstead

in the county of Norfolk

About Worstead

Worstead is one of those delightful places that prospered and thrived during the great days of the 'wool' industry. Flemish weavers came to East Anglia in the Middle Ages when they brought with them a new technique for the production of fine wool cloth which was to become known throughout the world as worsted. From then on, Worstead became the centre for the new cloth and for several centuries the town enjoyed stability.

Everywhere you look in Worstead, there are reminders of this great period, none more so than in the beautiful church of St. Mary which was built from money donated by wealthy wool merchants who had settled in the village. The church dates 14th-century and has an imposing 109ft tower and, amongst it's treasures are copies of designs made by Sir Joshua Reynolds for some of the windows of New College Chapel, Oxford. These are believed to date 1831. The church also has a splendid Hammerbeam Roof. It is a place of worship that is quite fascinating and well worth a visit.

Interestingly, of the pleasant buildings in the town are some weavers cottages - these housed 12ft high looms, and John Cubitt was one of the last known of the town's weavers, he died aged 91 in 1882. Around Church Plain there are several well preserved 17th-century properties.

Worstead hosts an annual festival which is attended by folk from all over the region and beyond. It is a 3 day event, which is hugely enjoyable and offers something for everyone.

The glorious countryside around here is matched only by the beautiful coastline of the Norfolk Heritage Coast which is around 12 miles away. Other nearby attractions are Blickling Hall and the Bure Valley Railway.

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The Rising Sun on the Riverside at Coltishall

Coltishall (24 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction SW of Worstead)

Deep in the heart of the rich fertile lands that bound the River Bure lies the beautiful broadland village of Coltishall. The fact that this is an ancient village is borne out by it's inclusion in the Domesday Book...

The Broads, Wroxham, Norfolk

Wroxham (99 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction S of Worstead)

This lovely place stands on the River Bure, in recent years it has become a hive of bustling activity especially in summertime when it acts as a Mecca for boating enthusiasts who.....

Sunset over Oulton Broad on the Norfolk Broads

Oulton (3 Pictures) in the county of Norfolk

(10.5 miles, 16.9 km, direction W of Worstead)

The town is attractive with a delightful mixture of buildings, including timber-frame black and white, it is pleasant for taking a stroll, and The Boulevard is where you can hire a boat or book a trip on the Waveney...

Norwich Cathedral Font.

Norwich (344 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Norfolk

(11.4 miles, 18.3 km, direction S of Worstead)

Norwich is one of England's most beautiful cities, it is a rich tapestry of modern style mixed with plenty of echoes of the past, all preserved for future generations to come...

Cromer Pier Aug 2005

Cromer (231 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Norfolk

(11.4 miles, 18.4 km, direction NW of Worstead)

Famous for delicious Crab for which folk still travel for miles to catch fresh, or buy from the quayside...

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Boats on the Norfolk Broads, Norfolk.

The Norfolk Broads (54 Pictures)

(5.6 miles, 9.0 km, direction SE)

A trip to the Norfolk Broads is to experience a little bit of paradise where the most beautiful sound, is the sound of silence......

Pony and trap passing thatched cottage at Blickling Hall

Blickling Hall (73 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.5 km, direction W)

This stunning Jacobean mansion was spawned from Hatfield House which belonged to the powerful Cecil family. Both buildings were.....

Mannington Hall, Norfolk

Mannington Hall & Gardens (3 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.1 km, direction W)


Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk

Felbrigg Hall (35 Pictures)

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction NW)

Felbrigg Hall is an outstanding Jacobean house built in about 1620, with a later west front in the William and Mary style. .....

Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk

Norwich Cathedral (92 Pictures)

(11.3 miles, 18.1 km, direction S)

In a town that is full of ancient well preserved streets and buildings which retain their medieval appearance and atmosphere, it.....

Old communal toilets in Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle (25 Pictures)

(11.6 miles, 18.6 km, direction S)

This magnificent 13th century castle is one of Norfolk's premier tourist attractions. It was originally built as a Royal palace,.....

The Forum, Norwich, Norfolk

The Forum, Norwich (1 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.9 km, direction SW)

A unique landmark building in the heart of the city of Norwich, The Forum is a dynamic centre for learning, information and.....

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