November 11th, 2012 | Tags: Norwich, Norwich history,

Norwich: Elm Hill survivals

For those who are into the paranormal side to cities, Norwich has some fascinating aspects worth investigating. Our contributor of the week delves into some spooky stories of this English city.

As the River Wensum casually zig-zags along a diametric course through Norwich's old stone, its central hanging loop comes within a stone's throw of Elm Hill, part of the city's oldest reaches, and it shows. It's a cobbled, late-medieval survival, rebuilt after the four-day fire of 1507 that scourged the original crowded wooden firetrap. Around 700 buildings were lost across the heart of the city and few remnants of the conflagration now survive above ground.

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