Record Details

NHER Number:26166
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of St Benedict's Gate, Bennet Gates


This medieval gate is situated at the junction of St Benedict's Street, Dereham Road, Grapes Hill and Barn Road. In 1160 it was referred to as Bennet Gates. In 1679 the gate tower was repaired and in 1746 the arch over St Benedict's Gate was rebuilt.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 22431 08857
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Junction of St Benedict's Street, Dereham Road, Grapes Hill and Barn Road.
This gate was called 'Porta de Westwyk' in 18th of Edward I, and 'Westwyk Gate' in 21 and 39. Henry VI (see (S1)).
1160. Referred to as Bennet Gates.
1679. Gate tower repaired.
1746. Arch over St Benedict's Gate rebuilt.

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

---Article in Serial: Hurst, J. G. and Golson, J. 1955. Excavations at St. Benedict's Gates, Norwich, 1951 and 1953. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXI pp 5-112.
---Monograph: Blomefield, F. 1806. The History of The City and County of Norwich, Part II. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. Vol IV. p 249.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 100.2 [2].
<S1>Publication: Ninham, J. and Fitch, R. 1861. Views of Gates of Norwich. pp 17-19.

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