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Norwich Old Courts & Yards
Front of Jolly Butchers Yard

At the turn of the 20th century more than 10% of Norwich's population lived in the old courts and yards. This site contains a wealth of information on this fascinating subject. It includes: information on their origins, details of conditions, and even recordings of people who called them home. Additionally major yards have been indexed and can be located on an 1884 map - an invaluable tool.

Norwich Historic Maps
Braun and Hogenbergs Hoefnagles map of norwich 1781

We are building a selection of historic maps which can be magnified using a 'zoomify' facility - enabling the maps to be viewed in great detail. Some have been indexed e.g. with the names of yards.

Over time maps will be added to the site. If you would like to be informed when we upload a map, please join our mailing list.

Norfolk Stained Glass
Edwardian gentlemen outside Norwich castle

With some 450 medieval churches, Norfolk contain a wealth of treasures from the middle ages onwards. Of particular beauty and rarity is its abundance and variety of stained glass from medieval, through Victorian, to modern. Much of it was made locally and some was imported from Europe. This site ues wonderful photographs taken by Mike Dixon to bring their exquisite detail to your screen.

Pubs & Breweries
Golden Star Brewery Drey

In the late 19th century Norwich was reputed to have a pub for every day of the year and a church for every week. In fact this was an under estimate as there were well over 400 pubs inside the old city walls. Here we tell some of their stories

Norwich Market
Cowgate showing st James church

Norwich Market has been on the same site since Norman times. Discover its fascinating history, told in words and pictures. There is also the opportunity to hear from traders - both past and present.

Norwich People
Edwardian gentlemen outside Norwich castle

Based on the spendid monuments in Norwich churches this website brings out the life and times of many of Norwich's key figures from the past

Old Norfolk Images
Edwardian gentlemen outside Norwich castle

This wonderful site belongs to John Benjafield who has painstakingly researched and collated images from the 19th century. These clearly show how Norfolk photographers were experimenting with this new art form to produce superb images.

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Heritage Tours of Norwich by registered Blue Badge Guides

Norwich Heritage Projects does not conduct guided tours but we are often asked by visiting groups if we can help. We are happy to put groups/individuals in touch with a qualified, knowledgeable guide.