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Norwich ~ Mousehold Heath~ www.ironeye.co.uk by Iron-Eye Norwich ~ Mousehold Heath~ www.ironeye.co.uk by Iron-Eye
Mousehold Heath is an area of heatland and woodland which lies in north east Norwich, England and a designated Local Nature reserve. This Impressive view is at the hill standing infront of the old norwich prision which overlooks the city.

In 1549 Robert Kett rebelling against agricultural hardships, led a large group of men who camped for six weeks on the heath before the uprising, known as Kett's Rebellion, was suppressed.

Mousehold Heath was famously painted by a number of artists including John Crome and John Sell Cotman. Many parts of the heath are riddled with pits which are the result of sand and gravel extraction in the 19th century and earlier. It also includes the sites of numerous former brick kilns and clay pitts.

The heath was given to Norwich City Council (then known as the local corporation) to look after on behalf of the citizens of Norwich in 1880 during the mayoralty of Sir Charles Rackham Gilman. This was officially recorded by Parliment in an agreement called the Mousehold Heath Confirmation Act. In 1884, Mousehold Heath Conservators, an independent governing body for the heath, was formed, and Gilman served as the first Chairman of Conservators of the Heath. In 1984 a new Mousehold Heath Act became law.

By the early 1900s, Mousehold Heath was open countryside with virtually no trees - a classic heathland landscape. The area was kept open by grazing animals and by local people collecting bedding and feed for livestock and fuel for the winter. As the way people lived changed, these traditions disappeared. This resulted in a gradual loss of open heath to woodland


Following on in my project The Other Side of Here  I have moved on through to In land Norfolk waiting for some opportune weather to take another sunset. 


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Vacantia Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome shot! Following you on all your other social media linked in your comments now too :) 
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Iron-Eye Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks lady! - am following you back on instagram :)
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Vacantia Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :D thank you!
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Fascinating
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Iron-Eye Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you !
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WandaHalpert Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
Gorgeous!
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Iron-Eye Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks so much!
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maryamalissa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
wow, i love this picture. great job (: 
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Iron-Eye Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you !!
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Ambruno Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful
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Iron-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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Ambruno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome
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deepgrounduk Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
very nicely captured :D
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Iron-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Im glad you liked it sir! :)
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GeneralEcchi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that's one pointy building
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Iron-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Its a lovely view of the old cathedral - both of them in point of fact :)
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GeneralEcchi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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FelixFFDS Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Thanks for the art and history lesson!
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Iron-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Dont thank me thank wikipedia - it did most of the heavy lifting for my research :) I just like to fill out the descriptions with some info about where i shoot 
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FelixFFDS Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
BUT - if you hadn't added it to the description, it would just have been a photo of another pretty place...  ;)
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Ylahia-DragonSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful picture, as always ! :)
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Iron-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!!!
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