I am a professional photographer operating in Wymondham. Wymondham, is a busy, historic market town (pronounced ‘Windham’). It has an attractive market cross, pictured below and an unusual two tower Abbey.
The attractive town centre has excellent parking and toilet facilities. It has some beautiful old buildings such as the Green Dragon Public House that blend well with the local shops.
Eating facilities are good. Walking in and around the outskirts of the town is a real pleasure. On the road to Norwich is an oak tree called Kett’s Oak. Men led by Robert Kett sheltered here before marching onto Norwich in Kett’s rebellion.
The Market Cross
The Market Cross on the main street was built in 1617. It is currently used as a Tourist Information Centre. With the seating close by it is a meeting place for many of the residents. Here you can sit to watch the world go by.
The abbey is in fact a church. It is on the site of a former abbey called St Mary and St Thomas of Canterbury. It receives about 20,000 visitors each year.
The church is famous for its twin towers. They came about because of disputes between the Benedictine Monks and the parishioners of the town that shared the use of the church. Issues such as bell ringing lead to the parishioners building the west tower and the monks the east tower.
The Green Dragon Public House
The Green Dragon is the oldest inn in the town with a Tudor façade and close to the abbey gate. I have used this pub many times and it is well worthwhile stopping for something to eat and drink.
The Heart Public House
This pub is on the main street just down from the Market Cross. It is another nice place to eat and drink.
Ketts Oak on the road to Norwich
Robert Kett lead a rebellion into Norwich protesting about the enclosure of land. In 1549 this oak is believed to have been the meeting point of his followers.
The plaque on the railings protecting Ketts Oak
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