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Location of Wymondham: Norfolk, Eastern England, Eastern England, United Kingdom.

Wymondham Postcode: NR18

Wymondham Dialling Code: 01953

Wymondham Population: 12,539 (Census 2011)

Wymondham Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TG1101

A historical market town having traditional houses and narrow alleyways gathered around the octagonal two storey wood framed Market Cross, Wymondham which is in Norfolk has a resident population of roughly twelve thousand and is located roughly 9.2 miles south-west of Norwich. Popular with for visitors because of the ancient Abbey, at one time a Benedictine Abbey, which was first built in the 12th C, the town is also in the middle of a big rural parish.

The town is additionally significant for two other unique points, the 1st is that it was the home of a man called Robert Kett, who went on to lead a bunch of peasants in the infamous peasants revolt of 1549 (commonly called Kett's Rebellion), and second because of the Great Fire of Wymondham of 1615, a terrible happening which affected the majority of the town, the fact is close to 3 hundred properties and homes were burnt down in all.

Wymondham Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 675436As you will find with a lot of towns and villages in this region, Wymondham owed much of its success to the wool industry, although another craft for which the town was renowned was the making of wooden items, such as brushes, woodturning, spoons and similar items.

The demise of the wool industry in the mid-nineteenth century resulted in dreadful poverty in Wymondham and the surrounding villages. Through the Victorian era the town never underwent any serious growth and came to be something of a backwater, hence the consequence of this is that even today a lot of the town centre continues to be very much as it must have been after the Great Fire in the 1620s. The reconstructed properties, and those that endured the Great Fire, continue to surround shoppers and tourists as they pass through the historic narrow alleys and streets of Wymondham.

The Historical Past of Wymondham: The settlement of the town began, definitely as long ago as Saxon times and the name of the town (pronounced "Windham") most probably originates from this period, most likely being a mixture of a personal name plus the word for village or settlement ("ham"). The original charter to hold a weekly market (still held on Fridays today) was granted in 1204 by King John and renewed in the 15th century by Henry VI. The 1st Market Cross was destroyed in the 1615 Great Fire, the existing one was built in 1618 and survives as one of the primary landmarks in the town.

One other of the town's landmarks is the two towered Wymondham Abbey, initially built in the 12th C and erected primarily for the Benedictines, it for the most part withstood the Dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry the Eighth and was acquired by the citizens of Wymondham for to act as a parish church, a function it still performs nowadays.

The late 15th C Green Dragon public house is the oldest inn in the town, and one of the oldest buildings. It was at one time called the "White Swan" and in addition may once have been called "Saint George and the Dragon".

The town can be reached by means of the A11 or the B1135, it is around 9.2 miles to the south-west of Norwich, about 48 kilometers to Great Yarmouth and roughly one hundred and eight miles to London. Wymondham could also be accessed by rail.

Wymondham Bridewell - The Wymondham Bridewell was Wymondham's local prison, and has existed as a prison since approximately the early 1600s. The present, building (which has a grade II listing), dates from the seventeen eighties. It closed as a bridewell and prison in the eighteen seventies. Since it closed as a prison it had a variety of uses including museum, courthouse and police station. As a prison it had twenty two cells with iron beds and brick floors, each cell had a size or approximately 12 x 7 feet. The Heritage Museum at the moment resides in the building. Footnote: A "bridewell" is a reform school or prison for minor offenders.

A selection of Wymondham streets and roads: Sawmill Close, Carleton Close, Spindle Close, Hobart Close, Vicar Street, Millway, Tortoishell Way, Hawthorn Close, Kimberley Street, Lobelia Close, Abbey Road, Fern Court, Spink's Lane, Chestnut Drive, Middleton Street, Folly Gardens, Beech Close, Chandlers Close, Church Street, Queen Street, Guiler's Lane, Edwin Close, Kett's Close, Postmill Close, Becketts Court, Honeysuckle Square, Downham Crescent, Cavick Road, Avenue Road, Tuttles Lane West, Stanleys Lane, Norwich Road, Peacock Chase, Bainards Close, Wood Avens Way, Penfold Drive, Ogden Close, Standley Court, Potter's Lane, Rightup Lane, Crocus Street, Esprit Close, Morley Lane, Copper Smith Way, Station Road, London Road, Back Lane, Slopers Road, Fuschia Court, Mount Surrey, Begonia Way.

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Wymondham: Pine Lodge, Playbarn Norfolk, Skirmish Thetford, Wymondham Heritage Museum, Cow Tower Norwich, Quasar Elite Norwich, Mulbarton Common, Strangers Hall, Norwich Castle Museum, Lower Wood Ashwellthorpe, Mid Norfolk Railway, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Lolly Moor, Dunston Common, Flordon Common, Ice Experience, Costume and Textile Study Centre, Plantation Garden, Poringland Wood, Exotic Garden Norwich, Smockmill Common, New Buckenham Common, Wymondham Abbey, Banham Zoo, Funtime Factory, Norwich Cathedral, Dragon Hall, Mid Norfolk Shooting School, Melsop Farm Park, Scarning Fen, East Dereham Windmill.

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