In 1972 Geoffrey Goreham wrote a description and history of Thorpe Hamlet

The links below are to the relevant sections of this slim volume which is copyright ( 1972 ) and may not be reproduced without permission of Geoffrey Goreham's estate

Thorpe Hamlet

 by Geoffrey Goreham

Acknowledgments

Norwich Central Library, (Rye and Colman Library), Norfolk and Norwich Records Office, Norfolk County Library, Norwich Diocesan Registry, Swains (Photographers) Ltd., A.D. Griggs, Esq.

Published by the Thorpe Hamlet Association Norwich

CONTENTS

Location    

Population

Area 

Development  

Aspland House Estate  

Hill House Estate   

Grove House Estate 

Stanley Avenue/Residential Desirability

Geology 

The Rosary

Edwardian Development

Kett's Hill  

Public Services

Contours and Views 

Kett's Rebellion (1549)

St. Leonard's Priory 

Mount Surrey

St. Michael's Chapel

Lollards' Pit  

Chalk Workings    

The 20th Century Victorian Suburb

SELECTED ILLUSTRATIONS ...

Aerial view looking north over the old gasworks

Aerial view over St James Hill towards the Prison

Ruins of Kett's Castle

Kett's Norwich an annotated sketch map

Building development around Foundry Bridge C1830

Aerial view of Camp Rd and Gas Hill area C1962