Streets of Norwich – Nunns Yard

Part of my Streets of Norwich project….

I like how the council have placed several of these tablets on the pavement along St. Augustine’s Street, noting where a number of yards are located.

The yard is now closed off and its named after the Nunn family who ran a number of businesses in this locality in the early nineteenth century. Looking at some old census records for this yard, it’s notable just how many people lived in each household. In one house, the head of which was Charles Coxford, there were seven people in a small property (and some along this street had twice that number), including three lodgers.