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Streets of Norwich – Hansard Lane

And another from my Streets of Norwich project….. [updated in January 2024]


This small lane off of Fishergate goes down to the River Wensum and it separates the Church of Saint Edmund from what is today an NHS building, but was once a large sawmill site.


There’s a rather nice view of Norwich Cathedral when looking down Hansard Lane. Before it was renamed in honour of local Norwich man Luke Hansard (of Parliamentary printing fame) in around 1890, this street was more simply known as Water Lane. Here’s an article about what was likely a murder near Water Lane that was reported in January 1824.