Some of the best preserved 16th century houses can be found on New Street in the Barbican, Plymouth. Thanks to the long term conservation project after World War II, these historical buildings were restored and preserved.
Parallel to the Southside Street, accessible via Stoke Lane and White Lane is New Street. Best explored on foot, it is easily missed if you are just passing by. Most visitors would have started on Southside Street and walk straight to The Barbican seaside road leading to Mayflower Steps Memorial.
Coffee Shops, Restaurants & Attractions on New Street, Plymouth
Here is what you can expect on the small lane that is New Street. Known previously as Rogg Street until 1584 when it got its new name, the street was the main route to the Sutton Harbour back then. It lost some of its splendour when Southside Street was developed. The street continued its downward spiral until the 1850s when it was a complete slum. Fast forward to 1920s, plans for a complete redevelopment was met with opposition from the locals led by Plymouth MP, Nancy Astor.
The result, the Old Plymouth Society was able to save and restore number 32 New Street, an old Elizabethan House built just before 1600 and turned this into a museum. It is a prime example of what an Elizabethan property would have looked like in its glory days. Here are a list of coffee shops, restaurants and attractions you can find on New Street.
- Liberty Tudor House
- Himalayan Spice 16th Century Eating House
- The Elizabethan House
- White Lane Gallery (off New Street on White Lane)
- Palace Vaults (Tattoo)
- Chris Robinson’s Plymouth Shop (Prints)
- The Tudor Rose Tearooms and Garden
- The Mad Merchant Coffee House
- Kapadokya Turkish Restaurant
- Elizabethan Gardens (1970s)
- The Barbican Botanics Gin Room
Location Map – New Street, Plymouth
Elizabethan House Address: 17-19 New St, Plymouth PL1 2LS