Streets of Norwich – Clement Court

Part of my Streets of Norwich project….

There’s not much history left in Clement Court, but it does still exist behind the locked gates and the street name by its entrance remains.

One of the most important pieces of history here is that Francis Burges published the first English provincial newspaper on 6 September 1701, the Norwich Post. The newspaper was published between 1701 and 1713, although unfortunately the earliest surviving copy is from 1707.

This map from the 1880s shows that there was a Plymouth Brethren meeting room in the court, which could seat 260 people. The buildings around the court were mostly destroyed in 1957 when the Norfolk News Company extended their premises.