This street runs from the medieval north gate to the crossing of Flannel Street and Market Street. Below this it becomes Cross Street. The east side still shows a burgage pattern, but the wedge behind the west side suggests an early market site. The name may come from the Norman custom of raising their roadways on an embankment. Burials were found here when the extension to Woolworths (now B&M) was made.
High Street is numbered 1-15 on the east side from Market Street to the North Gate and returns on the west side 16-24 from the corner of Nevill Street to St John’s Street.