Howdale/Rabbit Lane walk

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This is a pleasant, easy route starting from The Howdale, one of Downham Market’s popular open green spaces.

The Roman Catholic Church of St. Dominic a little further down Howdale Road at The Towers is unusual in that it was created out of a former stables and coach house. The Towers used to be the location of a great house that was once the dwelling of James Scott who donated the Town Clock to Downham Market. There was also a hospital and residential home on this site until it caught fire in 1966.

Howdale/Rabbit Lane walk

This is a pleasant, easy route starting from The Howdale, one of Downham Market’s popular open green spaces.

The Roman Catholic Church of St. Dominic, a little further down Howdale Road at The Towers, is unusual in that it was created out of a former stables and coach house. The Towers used to be the location of a great house that was once the dwelling of James Scott who donated the Town Clock to Downham Market. The remains of the Town pump, once a feature of the Market Place, are situated to the Eastern end of the Howdale. Now non-functioning, the pump was once the main water supply for the people of Downham Market and was still being used in the 1930s.

The local deep red/brown carrstone used in the present Church of St Edmund and many other buildings around the town was quarried on the Howdale.

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Difficulty

Easy/moderate

Map Reference

OS Explorer 236

Distance

1.8 miles

Type

Walk

Dog Friendly

Yes

Time

35 min

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