Record Details

NHER Number:62383
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Norwich City Railway Station

Summary

Norwich City station was consructed in 1882 by Wilkinson and Jarvis on a 30 acre site. The station was the terminus for the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (Norwich to Cromer via Holt) and was used for both goods and passengers. Several buildings were destroyed during the 1942 Blitz, but services continued in the open until 1944 when pre-fabricated concrete buildings were put in place. The last passenger train left in 1959 but the station ran goods up until 1969.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2254 0922
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Norwich City station: Built in 1882 by Wilkinson and Jarvis on a 30 acre site. The line was used for goods and passengers. The station was hit in the 1942 Blitz and several buildings were destroyed. Services continued however in the open until 1944 when pre-fabricated concrete buildings were installed. The last passenger train left in 1959 but the station ran goods up until 1969.
NIAS records.
W. Arnold (HES), 17 January 2011.

October-December 1999. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of site clearance and groundworks on land between Barker Street and Heigham Street.
Results largely negative. Rubble and other evidence relating to the former City Station observed but no pre-19th century archaeological features or finds.
See report (S2) for further details.
The archive associated with this work has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2018.275).
D. Gurney (NLA), 21 August 2000.
This work was previously recorded under NHER 13584.
H. Hamilton (HES), 10 November 2017. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 April 2019.

Monument Types

  • RAILWAY STATION (19th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1882 AD to 1959 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. [Photograph of Norwich City Station before being destroyed in 1942]. 14 May.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Percival, J. 2000. Report on an Archaeological Watching Brief at Barker Street, Norwich. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 495.

Related records

13584Part of: Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (Norwich to Cromer via Holt), North Norfolk Railway (Monument)
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