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Round tower churches East Anglia.

After a recent visit to Norfolk I happened upon a most delightful church which had a round tower entirely constructed out of flint bound in mortar. Intrigued I made sketches and took photographs and after further research returned to Norfolk the following year. Having researched and mapped over 30 similar churches I was able to sketch and photograph 29 of these over three days with a view to making a series of watercolour studies.

Many of these “round towers” are Saxon in origin and are only found in East Anglia – mainly in Norfolk. The primary reason for this is due to the lack of indigenous stone suitable for building apart from flint. To build square towers a stronger stone is needed for the corners and so the towers were built round.

Approx image size 310 x 420 mm
This work is available in a limited edition of 75 signed Giclee prints @ £55 each

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