North Laine

North Laine

 

 

 

 

 

 

The name North Laine come from the Anglo Saxon word ‘laine’  which meant  large arable fields.The large field that made up the North Laine was once occupied by five open farming plots. Each of these plots were subdivided into smaller fields and strips of land. The layout of the streets is based on the access tracks that used to divide the farming plots before the area started to be developed in the 1800′s. Now the  North Laine bright colours and painted shops are a centre of the city’s independent  shopping.