Record Details

NHER Number:26015
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Bishop Gate


A city gate was situated on the west end of Bishop's Bridge until 1791. It is said to have been built by Richard Spynk in the 13th or 14th centuries.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23987 08991
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

On west end of Bishop Bridge.
(S1) mentions that Bishop could build houses and gate on the bridge. Built by Richard Spynk, came to city ownership after 1393. Gateway removed 1791.
Compiled by E. B. Green (NCM).

Monument Types

  • GATE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOWN DEFENCES (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 100.11.
<S1>Publication: Ninham, J. and Fitch, R. 1861. Views of Gates of Norwich. pp 17-19. pp 33-36.

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Site 870Parent of: Bishop`s Gate Bridge (Monument)
Mon 1227Parent of: River Wensum (Monument)

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