Record Details

NHER Number:26590
Type of record:Monument
Name:Mousehold Tramway

Summary

Mousehold Tramway was laid during World War One to carry munitions from Thorpe Station to the airfield on the Cavalry Drill Ground (NHER 12415), converted to a Royal Flying Corps airfield. All that now remains is a deep cutting, rising up to meet Gurney Road at the southwest end. From there the trains used the municipal tram tracks to the station.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2463 1039
Map Sheet:TG21SW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Mousehold Tramway.

Course of tramway laid during World War One to carry munitions from Thorpe Station to the airfield on the Cavalry Drill Ground (NHER 12415). Remains as deep cutting, rising up to meet Gurney Road at southwest end. From here the trains used the municipal tram tracks to the station.
Photograph (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 26 April 2000.

February 2010. Earthwork survey.
A short length of former tramway survives as a cutting close to the south-east corner of earthworks associated with St William's Chapel (NHER 406).
See (S2).
S. Howard (HES), 11 May 2011.

Monument Types

  • TRAMWAY (World War One - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: Rose, E.. 2000. Mousehold Tramway.
<S2>Unpublished document: Cushion, B.. 2010. Archaeological earthwork survey of St William's Chapel, Mousehold Heath, Norfolk.. February.

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