Rollesby Road, Martham

This ancient road has always been the main route into the village from the south and was referred to in the 1812 Inclosure Award as being one of the five King’s Highways entering Martham Green (the others being what we now know as Repps Road, Black Street, White Street and Hemsby Road).

For a short while it was called Station Road after the railway was built. The photo below has that label. This shot is looking south from the village centre.

Taken after 1878 looking south. The railings are in front of the Methodist Chapel. Repps Road is off to the right. Photo courtesy of David Stretton.

There are two large ‘gentleman’s residences’ in Rollesby Road of some historical merit. You can read about them by clicking on the house names The Firs and Westgrove.


For photographs of Rollesby Road click a thumbnail for a close-up and scroll through all the images from there.