Norwich Castle - plaque of Robert Kett
This is the famous Castle in Norwich, built by the Normans after the Conquest in 1067 by William the Conqueror. It was to serve as his royal palace in the East of England. By the Middle Ages it was being used as a prison. It was clad in Bath stone in 1835 - 8 by Anthony Salvin.
It is now home to the Nowich Castle Museum and Art Gallery.
It sits a top of Norwich on a large mound.
It is a Grade I listed building.
Castle now museum. Late C12 with 1833 refacing by Salvin, 1825
east extension by Wilkins and later C19 and C20 alterations, and
extensions. Bath stone refacing, stone extensions. The keep is a
square 4-bay plan: blind ground floor with 3 and 4 tiers of
arcading above. Scattered fenestration and wide, flat buttresses.
Crenellated parapet. One and 2 - storied extension with polygonal
plan to the north and east sides of the keep . Entry on south facade
with 'Tudor' moulded stone arch. 4-light frieze window above entry.
4-light frieze window and 5-light bay window to the right: 3 2-light
windows at first floor. Crenellated parapet with corner bastions.
The Norman keep only is scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
A plaque near the entrance about a 1549 execution of Robert Kett, Yeoman Farmer of Wymondham. He was hanged after defeat in the Norfolk Rebellion. This memorial was placed here in 1949, 400 years after his defeat.