Colegate The street-name may derive from a Scandinavian personal name Coli with the Old Norse word gata meaning street.

Colegate, Norwich, United Kingdom

Fishergate Means 'Street of the fisherman'. Excavations on the river side of the street have uncovered 11th century fish hooks and net weights.

3 Fishergate, Norwich, United Kingdom

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Coslany 'Coslany' may mean 'island with reeds'. In the 13th century this bridge consisted of two bridges which ran on to an island in the middle of the river. It may well have been a crossing point in Viking times.

St Giles Street, Norwich, United Kingdom

Tombland The site of the Anglo-Scandinavian market-place in the 11th century. The name tom is Scandinavian in origin meaning 'empty' or 'open'.

Tombland, Norwich, United Kingdom

Anglia Television The television studios partly occupy the site of an Anglo-Scandinavian church built about 1000 and its graveyard. The church was an early version of the famous stave churches of Norway.

Agricultural Hall Plain, Norwich, United Kingdom

St Clement Colegate St Clement is the patron saint of sailors and was a popular dedication for churches in Scandinavia. Churches dedicated to St Clement in Anglo-Scandinavian towns tend to be on main streets, often next to river crossings.

Colegate, Norwich, United Kingdom

Snaylgate The street-name was changed to Calvert Street two hundred years ago. It runs along the inside of the line of an Anglo-Scandinavian defensive bank and ditch.

Calvert Street, Norwich, United Kingdom

Gildengate Now called St George's Street, this street follows the line of a defensive ditch and bank constructed in the Viking period about AD900.

St George's Street, Norwich, United Kingdom

St Laurence The west doorway of the church shows the martyrdom of St Edmund by the Danes. Killed by arrows, his head was cut off but was protected by a wolf. The wolf is shown at bottom right.

St Laurence Church, Norwich, United Kingdom

St Mary's Church The round western tower is one of a hundred surviving in Norfolk. Such towers are a legacy of links between eastern England and northern Europe where a number of similar towers exist in Germany and southern Sweden.

St Marys Plain, Norwich, United Kingdom

Site of St Olaf's Church St Olaf's (or Olave's) was demolished in 1546. Olaf was king of Norway and was martyred in 1030. He rapidly became popular in those parts of England settled by Scandinavians.

St Crispins Road/Botolph Street corner of Surrey Chapel free church, Norwich, United Kingdom

St Edmund The church is dedicated to the royal martyr, King Edmund of the East Angles. He was killed by the Danes in 869

St Edmund Church, Norwich, United Kingdom

Millennium Building Archaeological excavation here discovered a rare Viking gold ingot as well as part of a crucible with gold residues implying that gold-working was taking place.

Millennium Building, Norwich, United Kingdom