People hardly ever take the time to be a tourist in their own city, and it is easy to walk through this particular street without taking too much notice. But when you stop, look up and take in its vast history, you’ll realise New Street in the Barbican is one of the most interesting parts of Plymouth. The surrounding area was twice threatened with demolition by the local authorities in the 20th century. In fact, more of the city’s ancient buildings were pulled down in the 1930s and 1950s than were destroyed by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. But what sets New Street apart from the rest of Plymouth is the way it transports you into the past. Tucked away behind Southside Street, the listed buildings dating back centuries have retained their historic facades. And with no cars, it really is like you’re back in Elizabethan times. It was historically known as Greyfriars Street, and later Rag Lane, and was the site of a 14th century Franciscan friary. Win Scutt is part of the Plymouth Barbican Trust, which owns and leases several old buildings along New Street, and says the cobbled road is his favourite place to take… Read full this story
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