Our City

c. 1970 , Norwich (Norfolk)

Charles Scott, amateur filmmaker, documents the city of Norwich's many buildings, notable for their historical or cultural significance, architectural achievement or familiarity to Norwich citizens.

A film made by Charles Scott, documenting the city of Norwich, in particular featuring the landmarks – the city’s civic, commercial and religious buildings – and showcasing architectural achievement. Scott also captures the monuments and statues that commemorate the key events and historical figures related to the city’s past. Featured parts of Norwich include, along the River Wensum and Riverside Road, including Norwich Raiiway Station, Yacht Station, Cow Tower and Pulls Ferry; Cathedral Close, including the medieval St Ethelbert and Erpingham Gates and the monument to commemorate Nurse Edith Cavell; Tombland and surrounding Tombland Alley and Elm Hill; North Norwich, including Magdalen Street and examples of the city’s public houses; Central Norwich featuring the Guildhall, Market Place, and City Hall buildings; Castle Meadow; the many churches close to the city centre; and finally east of the city, Earlham Road, and its public gardens, Earlham Park and Eaton Park.

Featured Buildings

Norwich Railway Station, Riverside Road; Norwich Yacht Station, Riverside Road; Cow Tower, Riverside Walk; Pulls Ferry; Riverside Road; St Ethelbert Gate, Cathedral Close; Erpingham Gateway, Cathedral Close; Norwich Cathedral; Edith Cavell Hotel, Wensum Street/Palace Street; The Rosemary Tavern (a.k.a Pykerell's House, a.k.a. Pilgrim’s Hall), Rosemary Lane; The Kings Head, Magdalen Street; The Jack of Newbury, Fye Bridge Street; Little Portion Mission House, Cross Lane; The Old Barge, King Street; Norwich Castle; Marks & Spencers, St Stephens Street; National Westminster Bank, London Street; Temperance Permanent Building Society, London Street; Barclays Bank, London Street; Stevensons Florists, London Street; Lloyds Bank, Gentleman’s Walk; Jarrolds Department Store, Gentleman’s Walk; Norwich Guildhall; Norwich City Hall; The Sir Garnet Wolseley, Gentleman’s Walk; The Tuns Inn , All Saints Green; Assembly House, Theatre Street; Strangers Hall, Charing Cross; St Gregory’s Church, St Benedicts Street; St Giles Church, St Giles Street; The Octagon Chapel, Colegate; The Old Meeting House, off Colegate; St Michael at Plea Church, Redwell Street; St Mary Coslany Church; St Peter Mancroft Church, St Peter’s Street; The Pickwick, Earlham Road; The Cat & Fiddle, Magdalen Street; The Dolphin Inn, Earlham; The Pavilion, Eaton Park, South Park Avenue; Earlham Hall MONUMENTS, STATUES, ETC The winged figure of Peace, statue, Agricultural Hall Plain; The grave of Nurse Edith Cavell at “Life’s Green”, Tombland; Edith Cavell Memorial, Tombland; Public sculptures at Castle Meadow; Lion statue at Norwich City Hall; The roundels/relief panel, depicting Norwich’s manual trades, that feature on the bronze doors of City Hall; Statue of Sir Thomas Browne at Hay Hill

Keywords

Architecture; Buildings

Intertitles

[1] Norwich is a modern business town of well over a hundred thousand inhabitants. In contrast it is also a cathedral city and a walled garrison town, and as such has existed for eight hundred years. [2] The three historical gateways to the Cathedral. [3] PULLS FERRY. The medieval water gate formerly bridged a now vanished canal which flowed to the Cathedral. [4] ETHELBERT GATE. Commemorates a riot between Monks and Citizens in 1272. [5] ERPINGHAM GATE. Built by Sir Thomas Erpingham in 1420 to commemorate his Argincourt victory. [6] The grave of the heroic Nurse Cavell lies close to the Cathedral in a spot known as “Life’s Green”. [7] The oldest of Norwich streets is Tombland which means empty space. It was the first market, the first place at which men, feeling themselves to be a community began to trade. [8] In this 15th century house “Pilgrims Hall”, laterly, “Rosemary Tavern”, lived Thom’s Pyerell, Mercer thrice Mayor of Norwich. 1525 – 1533 – 1538. [9] Norwich claims to have the longest row of Tudor Cottages remaining in the country. [10] Castle Mound ancient Keep ADIIC ceased to have military importance as a fortress with the introduction of artillery. Was used as a goal [gaol]. Since 1894 has been used as the Norwich Castle Museum. [11] Saturday Market Place vendors. [12] On the modern side is the new City Hall opened by His Majesty King George VI in 1938. [13] Wealthy citizens built the pre-reformation churches you find at every street corner, thirtyfive of them a world record for number & beauty. [14] Old Meeting House. Founded in 1643 in the reign of Charles the first. [15] St Michael at Plea Church [16] So we leave the city of flowers – the City of craftsmen – the City of friendly folk – the City of a thousand years.

Manifestations

Our City

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