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TWO NEW his­toric sites are open­ing to the pub­lic in East Anglia in the com­ing months; a pre­his­toric mi­ne­shaft in Norfolk where early hu­mans ex­tracted flint for tools, and a Suf­folk cas­tle poor­house.

Green­well’s Pit at Grime’s Graves flint mine, dat­ing back 4,500 years, is one of 400 at the site. The only such ex­am­ple open to the pub­lic, spe­cial tours from English Her­itage will take vis­i­tors into the depths where the tools which shaped Stone­henge may have orig­i­nated.

Book­ing is now open for pub­lic tours on June 1 and July 14, priced £29.30. Tours for English Her­itage mem­bers are also avail­able.

In the next-door county, Fram­ling­ham Cas­tle opens its ‘Poor­house’ — the for­mer work­house — in June af­ter a six­month con­ser­va­tion project.

A new ex­hi­bi­tion inside will de­tail the 900-year his­tory of the cas­tle, once home to Mary Tu­dor. En­try costs from £8.90.

english-her­itage.org.uk

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