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Date: 1930s
Source: photograph donated by George Plunkett to dissertation listed in PGPT341

George Plunkett, with great foresight, took many photographs of Norwich in the 1930s, of buildings which were destined to be destroyed in World War II. This was one. Although it looks like a standard church tower, it was actually a belvedere or garden folly in the same tradition as those smaller ones in PGPT361.

It stood in the grounds of Heigham Grove House (see PGPT363), next door to The Grove, Joseph Gray’s house (see PGPT158,364/5). It was made of brick, as can just be made out in the photograph. A war time neighbour remembered that when a bomb demolished the house and tower on 27th June, 1942, his own nearby house was covered in red dust.