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Wilier George, Market place


Cuhitt George, Maiket st
Randell James, Market place
Trivelt Edward, J\Lirket st


Bransbv Kirby, Butchery
Colk William, North st'
Pilgrim Cornish, Theatre st

Bailey William, Chmcii plain
Cooper William, Worstead
Dohb> James, Swafield road
Dobbs William, CliurchL-ate st
Walts William, Worstead
Wilson Heiiiy. Hall lane
Wilson William, Hail lane


Amies William (piirk),C}iurch plain

Lacon Sir Edmund Knowles, Bart. Bi^i't^y Edward. Butchery
and Co. (Branch), Market place Burton John, Mai ket place
(draw on Glvn.H.illifax and Co. Cross George, Market place

London), — William Colk, agent
Savings" Bank, .Maiket place(opeii
every Monday from 12 till 1), —
William Colk, actuary


Davidson John, Maiil'sHead yard_
EastiV Geoige, Theatre st
Everson Thomas, North st
Garner Geoige (and farrier), Swa-

liild road
Neave Jeiemiah, Worstead
Free Grammar School, Maiket j Rickardson Richard, Hall lane
place — Rev. Thomas Dry, jjead i Ship]eyWilliam(aii(l farrier)Newrd

master ; Rev. Edward Cridge,

second master
National School, 'J'heatre st —

Charles Felt ham, master; Maria

Feltham, mistress
National School, Worstead

Jo.seph Cosby, master
Simnsou Sarah (boardingand day),

Angel st [Worstead

Smiih .Misses (boarding and day),
Webster Joseph (boardingand day)



Mower John Thomas, IMarket place
Pluinby Jidin, Market place


.■^bbs James, Market place
Bailey Edward, butcher
Biilliinore Mary (dealer), butcher
Douglity William, Hall lane
Fox William, Hall lane
Green Isaac, Lower st
King Samuel, Maiket place

Cross John, Worstead
Douglity James, Maiket st


Lacey Richard C. Bank st
Mace Joseph, Market place
Tooke Thomas, Church plain


Coopei' William, Worstead
Hewitt William, Lower st
Howlett Robert, Free Sciiool road
Mace John, North st
Rump Robert, Wor-tead
Watts James, Lower st
BIytli Samuel Harvey. Marketplace
Crook Wiiliam Gnstaviis (& vender
of patent medicines) Mai ket place
Fi'ipinow Charles, Worstead
S.idler Richai d, INLrrket place
Birt Martha Isabella, Marketplace
Johnson William, Butchery
Tinner George, Theatre st






Sadler Chiistoplier, Woistead
Tack Jf)sei)li, Worstcad
Valf John, Ni'^v loul
Williiu'itt lliibeit.t luiichgite st


Smitli John, Maikt-t pl.ice
White Kdwaid, Market place
Williaiusuii Jolii), juii. Market st

Dye Robert, Thtatie st
Ei'iclaiid Stephen, King's Arras st
Willian)Son Jiihii, Market st


EnKlaml John, Chiirchgate (Tii. iiie CUV

first exercised the elective franchi.ve in the 23rd of
Edward I, since which time it has uninterruptedly re-
turned two members to paihament ; the sheriff is the
returning officer : the present representatives are the
Marquess of Douro, eldest son of the Duke of Wel-
lington, and Samuel Morton Peto, Esq. At Norwich
the return is made of members to represent the eas-
tern division of the county.

The manufactures of this city consist principally of
bombasins, crapes, camlets, paramattas, poplins, and
some other articles made from wo;sted, mohair and
silk; many shawls, also damasks, cotton and woollen
goods, and a variety of fancy articles ; and there are
yarn and power-loom factoiies. There are several
ngiicultnial implement manufactories, extensive iron
foundries, bteweries and snuff-mills, vinegar manu-
factories on a large scale, and corn-mills of treat mag-
nitude and power. The manufacture of shoes is a
branch of considerable consequence here. The river
Wensum runs thiough the city from east (o wtst. after
which It joins the Tese and Yare, and is navigable to
Yarmouth, for steam packets and wherrie.-*. In the
system of railways, Norwich is extensively interested
—the Eastern Union line, in its junction with the
Eastern Counties, opens a direct comniuniiation, by
Ipswich and Cidchester, with the metropolis; while
another line attains the same point, by Ely, Cambridge
&c. ; the Norfolk line joins the East Anglian, with a
branch to Fakenham, and other lines proceed lo Yar-
mouth and Lowestoft. The railway station is most
conveniently situated in the high part of the city, and
within five minutes walk of the ca.stle, corn and'pro-
Tision markets, as well as all the princijjal hotels.





Tlie public buildings of this city ate mimeions, ami
inost ot them veryancient — tlieniipeniiiietillyconspicu-
ons is ti'C castle beture noticed. The shiic ball, erec-
ted in 1822, i* situated in the inner vallum of the ca^lle,
on the nmth-east side, and is a handsome edifice of
brick, cased with cement; the county sessions were
held in it, for the tirst lime, in October, 1823. Saint
Andrew's hall was formerly a cliurcl), l>eloni;ina; to a
iiiona>tery of IMack Fiiars'; at the dissolution it wiis
given to the Maynraud citizens, 'for a hall to repair
nnto as a common assembly.' In the centre of the
east etid of the tiave is a liandistoric;il paintings of acUimw-
leilged mrrit, and portiiit- of in-uiy gentleman who
have filled the different civic orftcis. At the we.st end
is placed a bi-auiifnl orcan, tised at tlie musical fVsti-
▼als lield in this Indl trieriDially. .An admiralde pictuie
of Admiral Lord Nel-on, by Sir William Beecln y,
presented to the corporjition in 180-4, graces the east
end. This hd! is an ornament lo Norwich, and forms
otie of thf leading attiaciions of the city. 'I'l>e t'uild-
hall, a capacious buildine of black fi>nt, stands in the
JMark> t-pl,ice; it fomierly wa.s the cotninon gaol of thi-
city, but for many yetrs the court of assize and citv
quart'T sessions nave been field in it; the elections of
tlie mayor, aldcmieti atid coinmoti coiincillins, and of
repre-entaiivfsin pHiiiatntiit also take pl-ne here. The
council-cliainber. in Ibis edifice, particiTlarly claims tlie
notice of the lover of anci' ntart: itcontains m;iny fine
and curious poi traits of eminent men, and wnrthit-s of
Norwich ; the room is commodious ntid elet;antlv fitted-
np, and at the east end is a beautiful window of stiined
g'a^s. This chamber is thi- depository of the swotd of
Don Xavier Francisco Winthusen, tlie SpaIli^l) ad-
miral— pi evented by Lord Nel-on, accompanirri by a
letter in his own hand-wiiting; fxiSh ate enclosed in a
well-exeniied nmial naval trophy, in honour of the
Hero of the Nile. The new city eanl (commenced in
1824, and finished in 1827 j, is situated outside the
walls, near Saint Giles' gat.s, and is most admirably
coustractcd and well rcKulated ; tlie front deiaiion is
massy, and assimilates with the purpose for which it
is intended ; the erection cost ^30,000. The corn-
exchange, which orn itnenls a new street leading from
the Market-phice, was ojiencd on the 8th November,
1828: it is of noble dimensions, ninety-six feet in
length by eighty-five in width, and twenty-seven feet
in height; and the interior forms one of the largest
aparttneuts in the kiniidom. In Broad-street, Saint
Andrew's, is the museum, a neat and spacious new
building, erect'd on a piece of ground purchased from
the Duke of Norfolk, and stored witii an immense
number of subjects of natural history, minernls and
works of art from all parts of the world: the school
of desiiiii is in the s^mt- street. The public subserip-
tiou librnry, erected on the site of the old gaol, at the
nortli end of the Market-place, is an eleuant strnctuie,
furnished wiih nearly twenty thf)u«and volumes, to-
gHther with a valu;ible collchiion of rare books, the
property of thecornoiation. Near Chaprlfield are the
assembly rooms, planned and executed about liie year
1754, occupving part of the site of the ancient college
of the chaptd in the fields : the theatre is in the same
street. In the [larish of Saint Andrew is an old build-
ing (formeily used as a prison, Ixit since conveited
into an exten-ive t(d>;\cco and snuff manufactory),
that attracts much notice, from the singular construc-
tion of its north wall, which is faceit with flints, so
admiraldy squared and scientifically adjusted, as scan ely
to admit the ediie of a knife between the joints. The
peoples' college has recently been founded by the mu-
nificent libHrality of Kdward Lombe, Ksq., for the pur-
pose of L'ivinginstriK tion, &c. by classe.'*, lectures de-
bates, a libraiy, reading-room, &c: the fees are low,
and, in the words of tlie admirable prospectus, «a
Jiigher department of prof^cs-ional in-tniction awaits
the institution if the valuable I fe of its fonndir he
spared and the students avail themselves of the ad-
vantages now placed at their disposd.' 'J'lier.- are
other institutions of a literary, scientific and pliijoso-
phical cbaracier; the most prominent of these is the
Norfolk and Norwich literary institution, formed in
1822 : and there are several others whose objects are


equally liberal and laudable. The agricultural sociefT
held its eleventh county meeting liere, in .Inlv, I84;>,
when immense quantities of farming sto(k and imple-
ments connected with hu.sbandiy, were exhil)ited and
tested, and various prizes awarded. Three newsptpers
are issiud fiom tlie pi ess of Noiwich, weekly — their
titles, proprietors, le talent,
atid enjoy a well merited circnlation, throughout Nor-
folk and the neighbouring counties.

'I'he intrndticiion of Christianity into this island
occurred at a very early period, and tlierc is tvidence
that the Iccnii, the ancient iidiabitan's of East Anglia,
were converted dmins! the third century. The cathe-
dral was founded by Herbiitde Lozigna, in 10!)6, and
is one of the finest remains of Nomian anhitcctnre
in Great liritain. It i> four ImiMlnd feet long from
tbetntrance at the west door to the east end; tbeie
are fMiir painted windows at the east end of the choir
— one repiesentini; our Saviour's tiansfiauiation, and
tht otheis tlie apostles, evangelists and prophets ; the
mcmnments, both ancient and modem, are nnmerons.
The towersiirings from the cemre of the chur(h, and
is I rowned on the top w itli a hattlement and foui- small
spites, in the middle of which rises the heainitul corn-
manding sjiire ; the entire height from the gi (Hind
is three bundled and six feet: in the tower are five
musical bells. 'I'he cloisters form a square of one
hundred and seventy-four feet within the walls.
The chancel formerly w.is aurroimded by chapels,
sever-tl of which are still standing. 8aiiit Peter's
;!\Iancrott) is the most capacious and handsome
paii-b church in the city: it is huilt of freestone—
tin- materia! used in the erection of inaily all ilie
oilier churches is flint, ft has an elegant abar,
adorned with an excellent painting of the angel de-
livering Saint Peter out of prison ; and alove this is a
heautifnl window of s'ained glass : the tower is large,
and contains twelve mu-ical beds. Tin re ate upwards
of forty other churches, none of which require
particular notice; also places of wor-hip for neariy
every religious denomination, including Unitarians, the
Society of Friends, Roman Catholics and Jews ; many
of these merit descriptive notice greater in extent than
can be devoted to them in this work. The charities of
Norwich are numerous; under the head of ' Public
Ihiildings, Institutions, &:c.,' wid be found a list of
then), and the valuable educational establishments, for
the gtatuitous instruction of children, ate given in their
proper department of t.he dii ectorv. Tliere are societies
likewise, for promoting Christian knowl< dge, and auxi-
liary bible and rliurch missionary associations; several
fiiendly societies, and another for the rebef of dis-
tie-sed tiavellers, and the detection of vaBiants. The
management of the pooriii the city of Norwich is vested
in the couit of guaidians, by virtue of a local act, and

Online LibraryI. (Isaac) SlaterSlater's royal national and commercial directory and topography of the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Suffolk : comprising classi → online text (page 63 of 131)