Medieval Tower In Norfolk Bought From Poundstretcher For £1

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I might see if we can go some kind of ghost invest in the place if it's safe enough to enter ..
maybe you could fundraise in return for being the group that gets in first when it's safe again?

meanwhile, helping them with research would be pretty good fun!
 

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maybe you could fundraise in return for being the group that gets in first when it's safe again?

meanwhile, helping them with research would be pretty good fun!
We could try that as well .. and as a lot of us here will also be aware of, renovations on historic buildings can sometimes 'stir up the spirits' so that could be an interesting factor .. so long as it's safe to be inside.
 

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enovations on historic buildings can sometimes 'stir up the spirits'
ooh! you could try to get a read from outside it as close as you can get safely, and then compare that with what it is like after the renovations?
 

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That's interesting --it seems to be built in two layers, as if it was rebuilt on earlier ruins with different stone, or they just wanted the finer masonry to face the street.
 

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We walked round Yarmouth's walls a couple of years ago. This tower is 13th century, and the roof added in the 1540s when the French were threatening to invade. There is a weathervane dated 1680 on top, and eight inches of pigeon poop on the floor.

Here's a photo of the inside (not by me), which might explain the cheap price.
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We walked round Yarmouth's walls a couple of years ago. This tower is 13th century, and the roof added in the 1540s when the French were threatening to invade. There is a weathervane dated 1680 on top, and eight inches of pigeon poop on the floor.

Here's a photo of the inside (not by me), which might explain the cheap price.View attachment 35741
It's a real fixer-upper.
 
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