Cley next the Sea, Norfolk
Cley next the Sea was an important trading port in the Middle Ages and
is now best known for its renowned nature reserve. Between the village
and the sea, you will finds Cley Marshes, owned by the Norfolk Wildlife
Trust – is their oldest and best known nature reserve. Sitting on the
winding (and often very busy) coastal road of north Norfolk, the
village retains some traces of its maritime past among impressive
houses, church and other features.
'The George' (& Dragon) in Cley has a prominently
lettered and painted sign in the pediment. It is noticeable across the
The truncation of the public house name is traditional;
The George & Dragon in Farnham, Suffolk was always referred to as
'Farnham George' by locals. It is also easier to fit into a tight space
on a facade: a decorative condensed letterform, heightened in white.
images courtesy David Gaylard
An important feature is mounted in a blind window at
first floor level. The CTC 'winged wheel' roundel looks untouched and
in good condition. Our page on Northgate
Street in Ipswich has more details of the Cyclists Touring Club
motif and it significance, along with links to other examples.
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