Back Lane


Back Lane


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Photo: Back Lane, Norwich & Brandiston Road Early 1960’s
Photo taken from Church Tower.

Snippets from Cawston’s Past:

Back Lane, Cawston - There is an interesting theory concerning this stout name. It is that the back lane was the division between the village dwelling and built-up area and the manor field strips. In medieval days the divide was formed by a ditch and an embankment.
In the case of Cawston, the ditch has long since gone, but the embankment is still in existance on the South side of the lane.

A nice theory, but we shall never know for certain ?

From the Parish Magazine February 1995 by Charles Savage Clements.

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Ivan Purdy
Charles Savage Clements.
Leslie Marsham