Streets of Norwich – Scott’s Yard

Part of my Streets of Norwich project….

Scott’s Yard is located off of Ber Street, connecting into Jolly Butchers Yard. It too once had a pub at its entrance, the Old Friends, which opened in the 1860s and was closed down in 1908 as part of the national plan to pay compensation to the owners of licensed properties (and it mostly went to the owners, not much went to the licencees themselves) in a bid to reduce the number of pubs.

The yard was formerly primarily residential, but became more commercial during the late twentieth-century. This has since changed since planning permission was given in 2016 to demolish a warehouse and to build five residential dwellings.