Had a very beautiful walk to St.Benet’s Abbey on a warm sunny day. The Abbey, founded in 1020 was the only one not to be dissolved by Henry VIII..instead he made the then Abbot Rugge Bishop of Norwich and the current Bishop retains jurisdiction over it..even though it declined and eventually closed.

The Bishop makes an annual trip to the ruins by boat along the nearby River Bure.

This is a picture of the remains of the splendid 14th century gatehouse, which had a windmill built within it in the 18th century.. there is a marvellous water colour painted by Norwich School artist J.S.Cotman in the early 19th century.