North Walsham

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This walk is around the old market town of North Walsham and the countryside that surrounds it. Points of interest are:

Waymark 4: the old Church of England Mission House 1876;
Waymark 7: The Cat Pottery, a 'jumble' of memorabilia of railway and other transport curiosities. The griffins on the school gate of Paston School were erected by the Society of Old Pastonians. Famous pupils were Lord Nelson and his brother and William Hoste, who fought with Nelson on the Agamemnon and was with him in the Battle of Tenerife when he lost his arm;
Waymark 9: there has been a market here for 700 years - market day is Thursdays. The first market cross was built by Bishop Thirlby, who was Lord of the Manor in 1549. It was destroyed by fire and was rebuilt in 1600 by Bishop Redman. It was used as a tollhouse; the clock was put there by John Juler, a watchmaker, in 1787. The market cross had another restoration in 1897;
Waymark 11: St Nicholas' Church is a fine building with many interesting gems, including the font and screen; Waymark 12: Angel Court, now flats, was the Angel Hotel. In March 2001 a plaque was put on the wall to commemorate the first meeting here in 1906 of the Eastern Counties Labourers and Smallholders Union, which led to the formation of the National Union of Agricultural Workers.

England - East England - Norfolk - Town or city


Church, Good for Wheelchairs, Pub, Toilets
10/8/2020 - Paul Oakes

A great walk for discovering all that North Walsham has to offer. Manor Road (Point 3) is very much a country lane but with a great deal of traffic so take care on this stretch. St Nicholas' Church is beautiful with its bell exposed as much of the original tower is now missing.

10/7/2009 - Adrian Perkins

Walked and updates entered October 2009. Adrian (Admin)

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