Further evidence of Wivetons relationship with the sea lies Inside the church behind the Rector’s reading desk, whereon the stones skilfully scribed are carvings of ships dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, drawn perhaps by eager boys, after witnessing these heavily laden ships at anchor just outside the door of the church.
Today the narrow lanes of this small village wind and twist to no particular plan, coaxing the visitor round each bend just to see what will happen next. Houses and cottages of all shapes and sizes flank these lanes, in a happy haphazard mish mash of differing styles. On the village green in front of the 15th century church is a half-buried cannon, said to date from the Napoleonic wars also a reminder of times long gone, its history and origin long lost in the mists of time.
For long walks try Wiveton Downs with its fine coastal views or just down the road is the equally small village of Glandford with its interesting Shell Museum. Glandford was a model village built by the Jodrells, and has well designed cottages with Flemish gables.
Here you will find beautiful views in
both direction from the churchyard up and down the
Glaven valley. The church itself was lovingly repaired
by Sir Alfred Jodrell in 1900 and has a carved
hammerbeam roof. The little museum of shells and fossils
were collected by the fisherman artist John Craske
between 1881 and 1943 from all over the world.
Cley Reserve managed by the Norfolk
Wildlife Trust, has boardwalk and hides which provide
access for everyone. Here you will find an
environmentally friendly visitor centre with an
observation area. Four hides (with excellent wheelchair
access) provide bird watching within metres of the pools
where the birds congregate. The centre has a cafe and