A Hill Becomes Pavement

Looking down George Street towards the church, both nowadays and on our historic image from 1920, you can instantly see that the building to the centre-right is no longer here today.

Back then, this area is what remained of Tute Hill (Anglo-Saxon for ‘lookout on the hill’) as it’s thought that there was once an artificial mound or ‘tumulus’ here, but following the demolition of buildings on the street’s right-hand side, the area was made part of the street called Pavement.  Perhaps it was felt that ‘Hill’ no longer reflected the street’s topography and that ‘pavement’ was much more appropriate!