Norwich Thorpe Station, Norfolk, c 1850.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured lithograph showing Norwich Thorpe Station, on the Yarmouth & Norwich Railway, opened in 1844. This was the first station to be built in the cathedral city of Norwich. Opened on 30 April 1844, the Yarmouth & Norwich Railway was the first railway to be built in Norfolk. Built next to the River Wensum, Norwich Thorpe Station consisted of an Italianate clock tower and an arched facade. It also boasted two trainsheds, one for pasenger trains and one for goods trains. Two more railway stations- Norwich City and Norwich Trowse- opened in the city in the 19th century. Norwich Thorpe Station closed in 1886 and the only railway station that remains in Norwich at the start of the 21st century stands on the land adjacent to where Norwich Thorpe Station once was.