A look back at unusually shaped buildings across Norfolk
We duginto our archives to find these unusually shaped buildings across Norfolk.
Horning windmill in 1955. Photo from Archant Library.
The five-storey tower of Burgh St. Peter church. Workmen were fitting medieval timbers taken from Norwich Cathedral. We believe it's dated 1975. Photo from Archant Library.
Church built in the shape of a coffin, one of only two in the country, is an unusual feature of the Suffolk village of Fressingfield. The Baptist Church, built in 1835. Photograph dated: 3rd April 1969. Photo from Archant Library.
This Tudor building was believed to be the oldest in Scole, it was restored at the cost of £2000 (in 1961/1962.) Formerly a private house, it opened as The Crossways Restaurant on the 2nd July 1962. The people who bought and reconverted the building where Mr. Nicholas Josef. Photo dated: 2nd July 1962. Photo from Archant Library.
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A view over the rooftops showing the unusual former brewery at Gunton Hall. Dated: 7th September 1985. Photo from Archant Library.
It was vandals rather than developers who sealed the fate of one of the most unusual buildings in West Norfolk. The 18th century Reffley Temple was sited near a spring at Gaywood. The Reffley Society, a group of local gentlemen, met here for hundreds of years and the site was a popular picnic spot. Despite a 1789 curse, warning vandals that they would die the last of their line if they defaced the buildings, the once pretty site was reduced to a sad pile of weeds and broken bricks by the early 1980s. Photo from Archant Library.
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A derelict house of unusual design near Stanford. Date: unknown. Photo from Archant Library.