Norwich City

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This walk takes you through the old and new parts of the city of Norwich. There are many churches, including the Roman Catholic and C of E cathedrals. There are many pubs and inns en route too, fine old buildings with many points of interest. The route also takes you beside the River Wensum.
Plaques include:
(1) Lady Eleanor Talbot (1436-68), who was the benefactor to the White Friars Carmelite Priory.
(2) Fye Bridge Street is said to be the oldest part of Norwich and the King of Hearts, the Craft Shop and Music Room was all one house, built by Edmund Wood, Mayor of Norwich in the 16th Century.
(3) In Colegate Street is the 16th Century house of Henry Bacon, who was involved with the Kett Rebellion in 1549.
In (4) Calvert Street to the right is a fine view of the Octagon Chapel and here Amelia Opie was born in 1769. She was a novelist: one of her books was entitled Father and Daughter.
On (5) St Mary's Church in St Mary's Plain is a plaque to Luke Hansard (1732-1828). He was a printer of journals for the House of Commons.
In (6) Cow Hill, a plaque to the author George Borrow (1883-1881); one of his books is entitled The Bible in Spain.
In (7) Pottergate, Sarah Glover lived, who invented the do-re-me, the tonic sol-fa system.
At the end of the walk the 13th Century Adam and Eve pub is said to be the oldest in Norwich and is thought to be haunted! However, they serve excellent meals there!

England - East England - Norfolk - Town or city

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Church, Museum, Pub, River, Toilets

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