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  • 1 Flatford Mill Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Flatford Mill Champ Centre

    Constable's house (his father was a miller), the mill from 1773, the cottage of Willy Lott and the river valley are the subjects of his most well-known paintings, including The Haywain, Boat Building and Flatford Mill.

  • 2 Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High

    Built with 4-m thick walls on the vaults of the Roman Temple of Claudius, its massive dimensions (46 m by 34 m) are one and a half times those of the White Tower in the Tower of London. It is now a museum housing one of the largest collections in Bri..

  • 3 Roman Walls

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rd. Roman

    The 3 m-thick Roman walls encircling the town centre are made of cemented stone between brick bonding courses. They are best viewed from Balkerne Hill, where Balkerne Gate, with arches and flanking towers, extends 9 m in front of the wall.

  • 4 St Botolph's Priory

    Religious buildings

    st. Priory

    Only the skeleton remains of the 12C priory, yet it gives an idea of its size. Built, like the castle, of Roman brick, only the piers, west front (with the earliest circular windows in Britain) and the 37 m nave now remain.

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