Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Wymondham is a market town in Norfolk, 9 miles from Norwich.

It is pronounced "Windum".

Wymondham Abbey, now the parish church of St. Mary and St. Thomas of Canterbury, has two towers, one at each end. This is the result of a dispute between the monks and the townspeople in the 14th century.

St. Thomas a Becket`s Well, near the church, was at one time much visited by pilgrims.

St. Thomas a Becket`s Chapel, in Church Street, was founded soon after his murder and rebuilt in the 14th century. It is now used as a library.

The splendidly ornate timber framed and octagonal Market Cross was erected in 1617.

Robert Kett`s rebellion in 1549 began at Wymondham, where Kett was born.

A disastrous fire in 1615 destroyed most of the town, after which it was rebuilt.

The Green Dragon dates from before the fire, and is said to be one of England's oldest inns.

Wymondham Station has a popular tea room based on the film "Brief Encounter".

Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Wymondham for groups.

Places in Wymondham

Wymondham Abbey, Wymondham Abbey Station, Wymondham Station

Places in Wymondham...