They are a series of historic alleyways that linked a high street to a beach village that was once home to a thriving fishing community.

And next week an important part of Lowestoft's heritage will be showcased as designs are revealed.

Plans to restore, maintain and enhance the Lowestoft Scores - a series of narrow lanes and steep pathways running from the town's High Street to the site of the former beach village - will be exhibited.

Hailed as a "unique" feature of the town's heritage, which dates back to ancient times, there used to be 14 Scores in total but now 12 steep pathways remain.

Lowestoft Journal: Plans will go on display next week. Picture: East Suffolk CouncilPlans will go on display next week. Picture: East Suffolk Council (Image: East Suffolk Council)

After East Suffolk Council had engaged with communities and businesses in 2022 on concepts created by architect Jon Sheaff and Associates for enhancing the Scores, new designs evolving from feedback on these concepts will be exhibited on Monday, March 18 at Lowestoft Library from 1pm to 4pm.

People will have the chance to hear more about the plans and speak to the project team at this consultation event.

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Toby Hammond, East Suffolk council's cabinet member for economic development and transport, said: "We’re excited to be sharing these plans with the wider community.

"We would like to receive comments on these designs from communities and businesses to help influence the final plans. 

"People who took part in the initial concepts wanted the Scores to be celebrated as a destination, showcasing Lowestoft rich cultural heritage, and for them to be more attractive. 

"The council has been working with LDA Designs Ltd to draw up proposals to create a better and more welcoming experience for residents and visitors.

"The designs include improved lighting, paving, boundary treatments, interpretation, and public art, all to create a journey of discovery that will celebrate the Scores and Lowestoft."

East Suffolk Council is now exploring external funding opportunities to realise the potential of proposed designs for the Scores.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the proposed plans can attend the open consultation event at Lowestoft Library or visit the Think Lowestoft events page.