Norfolk Victorian Seaside Resorts & Fishing Villages
- Cley

During the medieval and post medieval period Cley next the Sea was an important port. Fishermen, some of whom were involved in fisheries off Norway and Iceland, used it as a base. Imports included salt, timber and canvas whilst salted fish and grain where amongst the goods exported. The Glaven channel was more substantial than today and tidal conditions extended as far south as Glandford. The village had a harbour, located close to the church but as the channel became silted the harbour became unusable. However, efforts have recently been made to dredge the channel to allow some boats to use a small, newly constructed harbour.

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