Record Details

NHER Number:26016
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Brazen Gate, junction of All Saints' Green and Queen's Road


The site of a postern gate in the walls of the city's medieval defences. It was widened in the early 18th century to allow coaches to pass through, and then removed in 1792.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2302 0790
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Junction of All Saints Green and Queens Road.
'Iron door', 'Gates of Swinemarket', 'Brazen Doors', 'New Gate'.
Really a postern, it was known by all these names.

(S1) (13 edition I) (1285) Grant of Land at the gates of Swinemarket.

1726. Brazeon gate to be made wide enough for coach or cart to pass through; became known as New Gate.

1792. Gate removed.

E.B. Green (NCM).

Monument Types

  • GATE (Medieval to 18th Century - 1066 AD to 1792 AD)
  • GATEHOUSE (Medieval to 18th Century - 1066 AD to 1792 AD)
  • TOWN DEFENCES (Medieval to 18th Century - 1066 AD to 1792 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<Sb>Publication: Collins, I.H,. 1910. Report on the Walls of Norwich.
<Si>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 100.16.
<Sf>Publication: Hudson, W. and Tingey, J. C.. The Records of the City of Norwich.
<Se>Documentary Source: "Rolls of the Bailiffs` Court".
<Sj>Illustration: Kirkpatrick, J. 1720. Brazen Gate, inside. Etching on paper.
<Sk>Illustration: Kirkpatrick, J. 1720. Brazen Gate, outside. Etching on paper.
<Sg>Map: Hochstetter, A.. 1789. Plan of the City of Norwich. Map. Engraving on paper.
<Sc>Documentary Source: Tonnage Committee Book 1726 - 1801.
<Sd>Unpublished Document: Chamberlain's Accounts 1590 - 1731.
<Sh>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
<S1>Publication: Ninham, J. and Fitch, R. 1861. Views of Gates of Norwich. pp 17-19. pp 5-8.
<S2>Article in Monograph: Kirkpatrick, J. 1872-3. A Walk Round Norwich Walls. The Eastern Counties Collectanea. L'Estrange, J (ed.). pp 6-9.

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