Above. The great Norman keep, sitting on its mound. In the foreground a trench is being driven into the mound in order to provide access by a lift from the moat up into the keep.
When the Normans took over Norwich they made two very major additions which stillsurvive:the cathedral and the castle. The castle is one of the grandest in Europe, a huge motte - an artificialmound - topped by the great square keep which is today Norwich Museum. Two large baileys were attached to the south and north-east, covering some 23 acres. In recent years the south bailey had become a vast carpark (seephoto bottom leftJ, previously having been used as a bus station and before that the cattle market. In the 7970s the city fathers determined to