Motorists warned to avoid road near historic landmark

The tree blocking the road. Picture: Tommy Smith

The tree blocking the road. Picture: Tommy Smith - Credit: Archant

Motorists are being warned to avoid a road next to the Castle Mound in Thetford after a tree fell into it.

The tree blocking the road. Picture: Tommy Smith

The tree blocking the road. Picture: Tommy Smith - Credit: Archant

The branch, from a large tree in Castle Park, has fallen into Castle Lane blocking traffic in both directions.

The Thetford Castle Mound dates back to the 11th century. A castle sat on the hill but was destroyed by Henry II in 1173.

It is the second largest man-made mound in England.

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