We had a tour with Blue Badge Guide Paul Dickson, looking at the medieval buildings in the oldest part of Norwich and learnt about the first people who lived here. The Danes built houses and churches in a place called Colegate, which named after someone called Coly. The Vikings called the area Norvic. Paul showed us where Norwich's port was on the river. There would have been wherrys there. We learnt that churches with round towers were probably built before the Normans came and churches with square towers were built by the Normans. Tombland in Norwich was where the market place was and meant a big open space. Tombland had the city's biggest church, but the Normans knocked it down. Thomas Erpingham built the gate at the cathedral. He was a soldier and trained archers. Some of them were trained at Chapelfield Gardens. The archers fought at the battle of Hastings. We went to Norwich Cathedral, which has the largest cloisters in the country. The Hostry is where the monks lived. The Cathedral was built by the Normans, who brought the stone from France. Group 2
Jane Austen College is a secondary school and sixth form based in Norwich city centre.
Working with Year 7
Lead Teachers: Amy Coombe and Bonnie Sayer
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Photographs by Gavin Bromley, Hollie Harrington and Peter Beck
The Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays Community Interest Company