Braun and Hogenbergs Hoefnagles plan 1581
Our very favourite Norwich heritage artefact. Take a journey back in time and discover the streets of Victorian Norwich.
Norwich O/S map around 1884
This incredably detailed map was made by the O/S in the early 1880s It not only shows all of the plans of the buildings but also show the garden layouts as well. We generally refer to this map as the Norwich 1884 O/S map and you will see that we use it extensively. There is no index to this map. By clicking/tapping the icon you will go directly to the zoomify map which you can zoom into and out of as well as moving around using the cursor or your finger.
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The same 1884 Norwich O/S map with search facility to find Norwich Yards
Lamb Yard Ber Street Norwich

This is our most frequently accessed map. Clicking/tapping the button takes you to a simple search page where you can search for a yard or street. This is often used in conjunction with a census to find locations where family antecedents lived.

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Back to the 1884 map where we have indexed over 100 pubs and breweries buildings
Signwriters at Steward and Patteson's brewery in 1960

In 1884 there were around 400 pubs in the central area of norwich (only around 60 today). These have all been indexed and can be found on the 1884 map using zoomify to navigate around and zoom in and out. In most cases we link to the wonderful Norfolk pubs website for historical details of the licensed premises.

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