Norwich Over the Water

Norwich Over the Water
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Quayside by the River Wensum, Norwich
Norwich Over the Water is located in Norfolk
Norwich Over the Water
Norwich Over the Water
Norwich Over the Water shown within Norfolk
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR3
Dialling code01603
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
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52°38′10″N 1°17′42″E / 52°38′10″N 1°17′42″E / 52.636; 1.295

Norwich Over the Water or the Silver Triangle is the name given to a district located in the north city centre of Norwich, England, that spreads outwards from the city centre towards Sprowston. The term "Silver Triangle" has also been used to refer to the large expanse of Victorian terraced north of Magdalen Street, after the city's other Victorian district, the Golden Triangle. Magdalen Street is a busy, cosmopolitan street home to many independent businesses, pubs and churches.


The district lies within the borders of the ancient roads into Norwich, St Augustine's Street, across to Constitution Hill and Silver Road (where the area gets its name) meeting at Magdalen Street into the northern Wensum Street area of the city. The majority of the buildings along Magdalen Street date back to the Tudor and Georgian period. As the road follows out past the flyover and into Magdalen Road, the surrounding streets are Victorian terraces and town houses, built between the 1890s and early 1900s.

In the 18th and 19th century, as Norwich expanded the ancient area of Bull Close was gradually urbanised. Rows of back-to-back cottages were built in the Cowgate area, north of Barrack Street. This was followed in the Victorian era by more grand houses, especially along Silver Road and Waterloo Road. The district quickly became home to the working class population of Norwich, with the Steward & Patteson Brewery nearby. Two of the city's parks, Waterloo Park and Sewell Park, are located in or around the area, including Mousehold Heath which is nearby.

The residential area has a cosmopolitan mix of students from Norwich University of the Arts, young professionals, and families. The area is characterised by its terrace housing and an array of pubs and parks.

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