Clear views out to the ruins after the completion of the £3m project.

Open views across farmland and out to Bawsey Ruins can be enjoyed thanks to a £3m project to install underground cables near the A149 at King’s Lynn.

The familiar sight of electricity cables over the road at Gaywood has gone after UK Power Networks removed the 50-year-old cables which posed a threat to geese feeding nearby.

Work to remove 68 poles and lines, stretching across almost 4km in Gaywood, Snettisham and Little Massingham, began last July.

The project involved cabling under fields, crossing land next to Gaywood River and drilling beneath the A149. 

Project manager Ivan Churchman said: “It’s great to show everyone the improved views. The final poles and cables went last week marking the culmination of an investment project that will maintain reliable electricity supplies for the residents, businesses and communities we serve in the Gaywood area.

 “Putting the cables underground will improve the quality and reliability of the electricity supplies and provide a clear skyline for the views adjacent to the Bawsey Ruins of the Church of St James.”