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Norwich Weathervanes Report 2023

In 2023 the Society's Civic Environment Committee undertook a study of weathervanes in Norwich. Although weathervanes are designed to be visible in that they are place on the summit of a building and serve as both a decorative and functional purpose, they are rarely mentioned in the history of the buildings they adorn. This report looks at weathervanes in Norwich past and present, and includes a directory of existing known weathervanes that can be seen from public places.


Telling the Time in Norwich - 2nd edition

The Norwich Society’s Civic Environment Committee usually carries out an audit or survey each year. In 2017 we decided to look at public clocks and sundials. In this digital age, with phones and watches, it may seem that the need for public clocks has been superseded but the City has a surprising number, many of historical interest and still popular with the public. This is the 2nd edition of the report, it was updated in 2023.

THREE TRAILS have been also been developed to help you explore Norwich’s publicly-viewable clocks and sundials.


Signs of Past Times Directory

A directory of plaques, boundary markers, flood level markers and memorials, with a separate section on war memorials from 2018.


Fragments of Norwich City Walls

This publication from 2015 celebrates the existence of Norwich’s medieval city walls, provides some insights into their history and encourages people to explore them for themselves.


Parks and Open Spaces Atlas and Directory

This is a 2021 atlas and directory of parks and open spaces in Norwich, together with details of volunteer groups that help to look after the sites.

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Views Report

An assessment from 2020 of the views from River Wensum bridges and of the strategic views of the city centre.

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Supporting Cycling and Walking

Norwich Society calls for the implementation of Immediate Measures to Support Cycling and Walking in this press release from May 2020.


City Centre Seating

In the first half of 2019 the Norwich Society’s Civic Environment Committee conducted a survey of public seating in Norwich city centre. Our findings are presented in this report: we have also produced an atlas which shows the location, nature and capacity of the seating.


The Future of Norwich City Centre

A report from 2019 with ideas and proposals to promote discussion and fresh thinking.


Getting Around in Norwich

This report from 2016 provides our vision for a city centre that is pleasant to walk around, attracts people from far and wide, and is easily accessible to everyone.

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New Transport Technologies and the Future of the City

New Transport Technologies and the Future of the City was published in 2017 to stimulate discussion about the potential impacts of autonomous and electric vehicles on city centres.

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