It was made of cast iron and was initially operated as a toll bridge until it was bought by the City Corporation in 1855 when the toll of 1/2d was scrapped.
Lawrence “which lies between the two bridges of Coslayne”. In the 13th century the gate was known as Porte de Coslayn, but by the 15th century was called Coslany Gates.
Several of the bridges, and buildings along the route, bear plaques showing the level of the flood water which deluged the area during the floods of August 1912.
Although there are further bridges beyond New Mills, I have decided to concentrate on those which fall within the navigable area of the Norfolk Broads and the bridges run in order, working their way downstream.
Twenty years later, the bridge finally found a new home and can now be seen at the entrance of the Castle Mall shopping centre’s car park in Market Avenue.
The current bridge was built c1340 by Richard Spynk and is the only surviving medieval bridge in the city.
The pair were then brought back to Norfolk for execution and Robert Kett was hung from the keep at Norwich Castle The Blackfriars were an order of Dominican monks who came to the city in 1226 and settled in the parish of Colgate.