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History

The history and traditions of Lowestoft, and its society, including that of some of today's companies and businesses. It's in the early stages. Stories, information, and local links all about Lowestoft History

Visit our new project Our Fallen. Try the Historic High Street Stroll where you can click on a building and find out some key facts about its history. And if it's a business, what it can do for you. Try the Timeline to look at some key dates in our history. Just scroll or swipe down the page, or click on the 'related topic' below, or use the highlighted menus above.

And check out stories with a connection to the area's history, from Heritage Action Zone to walks along The Scores. Want to add information? Or suggest a link? Just email us with the details using the [Got a comment] block on any story

1870 Denes   

The term denes is an earlier version of dunes. It derives from OE dūn, meaning “a hill”, and became applied to coastal sandhills during the late…
Domesday   

Fri, 01/01/1086 - 00:00 Domesday Lowestoft (1) Domesday Lowestoft (2) - Original/Latin Domesday Lowestoft (3) - AkethorpDomesday Lowestoft (1)The…

   Town Chamber & Town Chapel (Richard Powles - 1784)
1. The Lowestoft community relocated itself (onto what is now the High Street area of a much expanded town) from what was probably its original…

   CREDIT:Karen High FB Mariners score
A good deal has been written about the scores over the years - not all of it accurate. What follows here is an account of these footways, working…

#LowestoftDaysOfChristmas 10th day.. FROM SWAN INN and CROMWELL's HQ to well loved shops in many guises. Nos. 41-42 High Street, as seen today, are…

Jan 1609 #LowestoftDaysOfChristmas 7th day.. SECOND LIGHTHOUSE "Lowestoft...oldest established Lighthouse Station in Great Britain" (Caister had the…