CITY OF NORWICH ARMISTICE TRAIL
BWF PT No306 -
Walk Organiser: John Blyth, 25 Blackcross Road, Amesbury, Salisbury, Wilts, SP4 7XH.
Walk Fee: £1.00
Start: Use one of the five park and rides in Norwich [not Cotessy] to start the walk at Norwich Bus Station. Surrey Street. Norwich. Norfolk. NR1 3NX [Map reference: TG229079]. Information about the park and rides can be found at the following website: https://www.norwichparkandride.co.uk/
They do not run on Sundays. City Centre parking in Norwich is very expensive.
Leave Norwich Bus Station and turn left on to Surrey Street. At the T-
Q1. On approaching the Guildhall, there is a post on the left with a series of information boards just before Angel’s Crystal Shop on the left. In what year were the tower and porch added?
From the Guildhall, retrace your steps downhill on Guildhall Hill and at the crossroads with Dove Street, turn left into Dove Street. Walk along Dove Street passing the Vine Tavern on your right. Pass Sonkai Jewellers on your left and at the junction, turn left into Pottergate. In front of the Belgian Monk PH, turn right in to St Johns Alley. Walk through the alley and exit the alley on St John Maddermarket.
Q2. On the left of the alley is the Maddermarket Theatre. There is a blue plaque on the wall. What was it originally built as?
Walk in the same direction and turn right in to St Andrew’s Street. Walk along St
Andrew’s Street passing Exchange Street on the right. Using the pedestrian crossing
by St Andrew’s church, cross the street towards the St Andrews Brewhouse. With the
brewhouse on your left and the seating area on your right, walk in the same direction
along St Georges Street. Pass the Halls on your right and follow St Georges Street
to cross over the River Wensum. On the other side of the river, immediately turn
right and with the river on your right, follow the path until you reach Friars Quay.
Follow Friars Quay around the left-
Q3. As you turn left into the alley by the Museum of Norwich, there is a coat of arms on the wall. Who do the coat of arms belong to?
Walk along Bridewell Alley until you reach the T-
Q4. On the left-
At the end of the wall, turn left through the gate to enter Castle Green. (See Note 1). If you depart from the route to enter the Castle, return to Castle Green. From the gate, follow the path round to the right through the glass domes of the shopping centre below to the castle gates. Follow the higher path as you follow the path to the right passing through the black railings to your left and right. Follow the path round to an open seating area and view point. Turn right, and emerge once again on Farmers Avenue with the Vue cinema directly opposite. Turn left on Farmers Avenue and follow Farmers Avenue until you reach the junction with Cattle Market Street which is on the left. Turn left into Cattle Market Street. Cross over to the other side of the road and walk in the same direction. Take the alley on the right to the left side of the glass fronted building into St Peter Parmentergate churchyard. Follow the alley until you reach King Street. Turn right into King Street. Turn right opposite Dragon Hall into St Julians Alley. (Start walk here from Railway Station). Walk along St Julians Alley and turn right opposite St Julians Church into Kilderkin Way. At the end of the street turn left and climb the steps. Midway up the steps is a war memorial.
Q5. On the brass plaque, how many Norwich Brewery companies was the plaque dedicated to?
At the top of the steps turn left on to Normans Buildings and at the T-
Continue straight ahead to the entrance to INTU Chapelfield. (See Note 1). Turn right and enter St Stephens Churchyard. Follow the main path through the churchyard and pass the church on your right. Cross the road and walk along William Booth Street (named after the founder of the Salvation Army) into Hay Hill. Pass the statue of Sir Thomas Browne, bear left at the brain and eye sculptures into Weaver’s Lane passing black railings on your left as you head towards the market. Turn left before you reach the Sir Garnet PH and climb the steps that lead to a path through St Peter Mancroft churchyard (See Note 1). Turn right opposite the north porch of the church and enter the Memorial Gardens. (See Note 1). Ascend one of the ramps onto St Peters Street and make you way to the front of city hall. (See Note 1).
Q6. Look at the three front doors for some fine metal artwork including some which commemorates the making of aircraft by Boulton and Paul and Mann Egerton in the Great War and another the production of wire netting? How many plaques are there all together?
From the city hall, walk along St Peters Street towards St Peter Mancroft Church.
Turn right and walk along the side of the Forum on Bethel Street after crossing the
street at the paved zone. Turn left at the back of The Forum into Will Kemp Way just
before the entrance to the carpark on the left. Head towards the Theatre Royal and
at the top of the flight of stairs or adjacent ramp turn right and walk alongside
the wall of the Bethel Hospital site towards Chapelfield Gardens before turning right
into Little Bethel Street via the bollards. At the junction with Bethel Street turn
left and continue past the Coach and Horses PH. Opposite the YMCA is the entrance
to Watts Court on your left. Walk along Watts Court with the wooden fence on your
right until you reach the T-
Q7. What is the name of the Baptist Chapel?
Retrace your steps. With the round tower of the church in front of you, turn right
on to St Mary’s Plain with the church now on your left. At the first crossroads,
turn right into Duke Street. Walk along Duke Street and cross the river. Walk past
the entrance to St Andrews Car Park (See Note 1) and continue to the crossroads at
the end. Turn right and cross Charing Street at the pedestrian crossing. Turn right
and continue along Charing Cross and pass Strangers Hall. Where the road forks, keep
left in to St Benedicts Street and with the Mash Tun Restaurant on the corner, turn
left into St Gregorys Back Alley. Walk along St Gregorys Back Alley past the east
end of St Gregorys Church. Continue across the open space to join Pottergate. Cross
Pottergate and enter Lower Goat Lane with the Grosvenor Fish Bar on the corner. At
the end of Lower Goat Lane, you reach a T-
Q8. Who directed the fortification of the City gates and towers between 1337 and 1344?
After passing the NCP and Travelodge, pass through the archway on your left and return to Norwich Bus Station and the Park and Ride Service. Return to the Railway Station by turning left into Old Barge Yard from King’s Street. Proceed over Lady Julian Bridge and follow the signs to the Railway Station.
Note 1: If you require more information about the history, please contact the route organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org who can send you an extended version.
Route updated 2 April 2018
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