Argyle Street, Norwich
Argyle Street, in Winter 1981
|Maintained by||Norwich City Council|
|Known for||Squats in the 1980s|
Argyle Street was a Victorian terraced street in Norwich, Norfolk. It became a
A Victorian street consisting of small two up to down terraced houses, according to Morant's map, Argyle Sreet was partly built in 1873; Eyre Bros. 1883-4 Directory lists 106 families and their occupations, mainly manual workers with a significant number of men employed by the railway. Jarrolds Directory of 1889 lists one shopkeeper. It was saved from slum clearance in the early 1960s, after the nearby area of Richmond, or the village on the hill was completely demolished.
In 1984 Norwich City Council decided to demolish the area and develop it for sheltered homes. The final eviction of squatters from Argyle Street occurred in February 1985. Some of the redeveloped houses, built in 1986, were demolished in 2015 after subsidence occurred.