A look at the historic tales behind some of Norwich’s Golden Triangle street names by Nick Taylor, of Hadley Taylor.
Ampthill Street – Until about 100 years ago, this street was known as Bedford Street. Then the corporation realised there was another Bedford Street in the city centre. Being faithful to the original name, they decided on another Bedfordshire town, and called it Ampthill Street. A little research shows the word Ampthill comes from the Old English and means “ant heap”
or “ant infested hill”. No disrespect to residents intended!
*Nick’s on 01603 250248 or look up Ampthill Street on streetview at www.maps.google.co.uk