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Slater's royal national and commercial directory and topography of the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Suffolk : comprising classi online

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Bowgen Phi'ip, Danmate st
Cooper Charles, Market st
Halls Robert, Bridewell st


Halls Frederick, Church st
Holmaii Thomas, Market st
Jackson Robert, Damgate st
Ma^on Benjamin, Market st
Wright Roiiert, .Market place

Able William, Bridewell st
Plunkett VVilliam, Town green
Poll John C, Town green
Self John, IVlaiket st
Skipper James, Market st
Smith J"hii, Damgate st
Spinks Tliomas, Damgate st


Colmau Thomas E. T., Vicar st
Lewis Lewis, Maiket place
Skoulding Charles, Market place
Tunaley Robert James, Market place


Cooper James, Bridewell st
Cianness Isaac, Damgate st
Davey James (and diaper) Maiket st
Fidd.iment John, Fairland st
Gooeh John, Damgate st
.Morgan Robert, Damgate st
Pari.er James & Son (and drapers)

Maiket place
ParsU v Henry, Town green
Rudliiig VVilliam. Town green
S If John, iMarket st
Standley Wm. (& diaper),Church st
Traxon Esau, Market st
Cock, John Cross, Town Rrcen
Cross Key3,Uob(>rl Scnimcnce, MaiUet pi
Dor & Uiick, Mary Frost, Market st
Dove. John Burcham,Town pretn
i Duke'3 Head, Win. Grnnness, Damgate st




fcatlieis Inn.Sarah Hiibbard,Town green
George and Dragon, William Blackburn,

Market place
Green Dragon, Claudell Clarke,Cliurch st
Queen's Arms, Wm. Prime, Mailiet place
Queen's Head.Wm. Able, Bridewell st
Rose&. Crown,HoratioNelson,Damgate st
Sun, William Smith, Danifjate st
While Swan, William Ciosl>y, Vicar st
Woolpack, Robert Hubbard, Fairlandst

Retailers of Beer-
Adams Samuel, Town green
Brewster Sarali, Damgate st
Canu Samuel, Town green
High William, Vicar st
Hubb.ird John, Damgate st
Rose Robert, Town green
Syder George, Damgate st


Garrod Josepli, Damgate st
Skipper James, Market st


Francis William, Market place
Perfitt Ephrnim Josepli, Market st
RudliiiK William, Market st
Canii Samuel, Town green
Hubbard John, Damgaie st
Keriip William, Bridewell st
Saunders William, Fairland st
Standley Janv s. Bridewell st
Standlev William, Bridewell st
Tipple George, Church st


Cann & Claike, Market place

Betis Thos. Norwich carrier, Damgate «t
Bryant Marllia Mary, matron of the

Bridewell, Bridewell street
Coleman William, travelling tea dealer,

Town green
County Court Office, Vicar street-
Mitchell & Clarke, assistant clerks
Oavey William, horse dealer, I'airiand st
Dawdry Clias. furniture dealer. Church st
Foster Robert, parish clerk. Church st
Fulchcr John, brazier and gunsmith,
Fairland st [proprietor

Gas Works, Station road — John Cann,
Granness Wm. well sinker, Damgate st
House of CORnccxioN (for females),
Bridewell st— Martha Mary Bryant,
matron, Rev. David Jones, chaplain,-
Robert James Tunaley, surgeon
Hubbard Thomas, veterinary surgeon,
Fairland st [Fairland st

Jeckell Thomas, architect and surveyor,
Jermyn Daniel, schoolmaster, Fairland st
Kerry John, relieving officer. Fairland st
Mason Rachel, toy dealer. Market st
Mays Thomas, veterinary surgeon.

Town green
Oldlield Robert, thatcher, Bick lane
Reynolds Noah, ironmonger. Back lane
Seeker lillcn, basket maker, Bridewell st
Seeker Robert, basket maker, Market place
SemrnpnceRi)bert,woort turner, Market pi
Smith Page,furniture broker. Town preen
Taylor William, inspector of weights,
Market place

TickliugRobt.omnibus owner,Damgat*s»
Tunalt-y Kobert.t egistrar of births, deatlio,

&c. Miirkrl place
Welch William, gardener. Market st
White Jesse, accountant. Bridewell st


To NORWICH, Fl.iwerdav'a Cv'icJi, and
Tickling's Omnibus, every Saturday


On the Norti.oi.K link, and branch of
the East Dereham and Faki-nuam.

Station, about a quarter of a mile from
the towu


To ATTLEBOROUOH, Charles Crook

and Thomas Mann, from theWhite Hart

Wednesday and Saturday, also by the

Thetpord carrier

Twidney, Wednesday and Saturday
To NORWICH, — Crook &Thos. Mann,

Tuesday, Thursday & Salurduy; Thos.

Betts, Monday, Wednesday i: Saturday;

William Claike, Tuesday & Thursday;

Roberr Twidney, Tuesday & Saturday,

and William Bannock, Wednesday

and Saturday

EDMUNDS, William Clarke,fr(.m lire

White Hart, Wednesday & Saturday
To WATTON, Joseph Payne, from the

White Hart, Saturday




ARMOUTH, or Great Yarmouth, is an im-
portant sea-port a market town, and a berough both
corporate and parliainentHry, liaving separate ju-
risdiction, locally ill the di>i.sioii of F^ast Flegg; 124
miles N.E. from London (I33§ by rail, through Col-
chester and Ipswich, and 146 through Ely), 18 e. by s.
from Norwich (20 by fail), 54 n.n.e. trom Ipswich
(65§ by Norwich and rail), and 59 n.e. from Bury
Saint Edmunds; situated at the eastern extremity of
the coutity, on the east bank, and near the mouth of
the Yare, from which the town takes its natne. The
rivers Yare, and VVavi-ney and Bute, fall into the
Breydon, a large pit ce of water, to the west of the
town, and the mingled streams thence proceed to the
sea, under the name of the Yare. This river, wiiich
is a boundaiy stieam to the coutities of Norfolk and
SufTolk, is navigable to Norwich, the Waveney to
Bungay, and the Bute to Aylsham. A handsome sns-
pensioti bridge was thrown across the Bure, in 1827,
con.structed by the late Thomas Coiy, Esq., from
wliich a new turnpike load was laid, reducing the dis-
tance between Yarmouth and Norwich four miles. A
portion of this bridge fell in on the 2nd of May, 1845,
at a time when it was ciowded with persons to wit-
ness some aquatic exJiibition, attd three hundred men
women and cliildrcu were precipitated into the waters
below — of these siventy-nine were drowned. After
this fearful accident a temporary wooden bridge was
built, and this was renlaced towards the end of the
year 1849, by one of it on. Another bridge of the
same matetial crosses the river about one hutidred
yards lower down, and connects tlie railway with the
quays, affording every faciliiy for conveying goods to
and from the shipping, the trucks, beiitg by tliis nteans,
taken alongside the vessels, and their caiKoes distribu-
ted to ail parts of the interior by the Norfolk and other
connecting lines of railway.

'I'he town, which occupies an area of upwards of
one hundred and thirty acres, extends along the river
fioni north to south, for more than a mile, and is
nea-ly half a mile in breadth, On the east, north and
south, it was formerly encompassed by a wall, 2,240
! yaids in length, liaving sixteen towers and ten gates ;
; some of the former remaiti, but little altered from
their original appearance; and considerable portions
of the walls are still standing. Some old houses ex-
hibit good specimens of the decorative carving preva-
i lent in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, especially the


'Star Hotel,' formerly the pro|)erty of the Bradshaw
family, atid the house of Charles J. Palmer, Esq., once
the residence of the granddaughter of Oliver Cromwell
— both on the quay. The western part of the town is
bounded by the Yare, which separates it from South
Town, ami is crossed by a temporary draw-bridge,
which is about to give place to a veiy handsome one
of iron, designed by Rlr. Walker. The piincipal
streets pass iti the direction of tiorth and south, with
the exception of Regent-street, before the erection of
which, in 1810, there were no cross streets for carria-
grs, others than Fuller's-lane, at the itoi th, and Friar's-
lane, at the south end of the town. There are upwards
of one hundred and fifty lanes or alleys, here, called
' rows,' which cross the streets at right atigles, and
are no otherwise designated than by uumbei s attached
to them. The ntarket-place is extensive, having a
well-paved area of about three acres ; and on the west
side of it is a range of handsome, well furnished shops.
The air of this locality is pure and bracing: either
heath is well ad ipied for sea-bathing, for which pur-
pose Yarmouth is much frequetited. The hotels and
inns are well adapted to various grades of visiters, as
are the numerous lodgitrg-houses — while the libraries
and reading-nroms are well furnished with the neces-
sary liteiature, and are cheerfully and pleasantly situa-
ted. The public library, on the Quav, contains several
thousand volumes; and Slomau's library atid reading-
rooms, in King-street, is an establishment in great
repute: there is also a commercial club-huuse on
the Quay.

Yarmouth is advantageously situated for commerce,
particularly that connected with the north. Its princi-
pal foreign' connection is with the Baltic and the Aiedi-
terranean, and its trade in coal, corn and other mer-
chandise coastwise, is very extensive; it also possesses
a fai-ility of communication with the interior by means
of the navigable rivers Yare, Bure, Waveney and Wen-
sum, and the railways before mentioned. The haven
and pier commissioners are conservators of the rivers
to Norwich, Bungay, Beccles and Aylsham. 'I'de
number of registered vessels belonging to the port is
about five hundred and fifty, exclusive of fishing smacks
and other small craft, of which there are about two
hundred. The crews rank among the most expert
seamen on the British coasts. Ship building is carried
on to a great extent, andtheaitificersin the yards Jiave
Uuijj been esteemed as eminently skilful. There are





several private bonding warehouses, and one on the
Sontli (it-nes bflougiiig to tlie custom-house. On the
North denes are large silk-mills: several maltings are
in the town, and many flour-mills in its immediate
vicinity. The trade for which Yarmouth has been so
lonu noted is its extensive fisheries, which are a con-
tinual souice of wealth and enipioyuurit to its inh;>-
hitHMls. The mackerel fishery commences early in
May, and terminates in the second week in July ; that
for lierrines begins aliout Michaelmas, and finislie< at
the close of November: duiing tbecimiinuaiice of the
latter more than sixteen hundred fishermen are en-
gaged, and from six to seven hundred men and women
employed in the curing houses, exclusive of many
others in making nets, baskets, rope and twine, and
coopering. The quay, at which the >hipping load and
unload, is considered the loni;est and finest in England,
being, in the widest part, about one hundred yards in
breadth, and containing in its centre a delightful pro-
menade, planted with a double row of trees, and pro-
tected from the eastern blast by a handsome row ot
well-built houses — presenting, on the whole, a scene
of commercial animation and ornamental beauty, that
cannot be excelled. The town hall stands abi'Ut the
centre of the Quay, and has a well proportioned por-
tico, supported by pillars of the Tuscan order ; spacious
elegant ball-rooms txtend along the entire fjont, and
over tiie chimney-piece is a full-length portrait of
George II. The north front contains a police-office,
where the mayor and magistrates sit daily. The cus-
tom house, is a large building, on the South Quay;
but a short di'^tance from it is the town-house, where
the port dues are collected : behuid the latter is the
public library, containing about four thousand volumes.
The theatre, erected in 1778, is attended by the Nor-
wich company, and is open during part of the summer
months. The bath-honse, situateti on the beach, was
built in 1759, and in 1788, a large, plea-am public room
was added, where balls aie orcasionally held: hot and
cold sea-water, and other baths, are here kept in con-
stant readiness. A jetty, twenty-four feet wide, and
projecting five hundred and tvvi nty feet into the sea,
on piles ol wood, forms a favourite promenade. To
tlie south of thejetly a paved walk, in front of a ranse
of buildings, principally hotels and lodeing houses,
leads to the Victoria Esplanade, which was formed in
1841, by a company ot gentlemen desirous of promo-
ting the prospeiity of the town, by the erection of
a cla'!S of houses fit for the reception of families of
rank. A range of houses, called Biaudon Terrace,
fronting the south, and another low, named Kimber-
ley Terrace, fronting the last, command magnificent
views of the German Ocean, which is here constantly
animated by ve.-sels passing close iu-shore. At the
south extremity of the esplanade is the Victoria Hotel,
also erected by the company, and fitted up in a very
snperlor manner. During the summer months a band-
plays on this walk, which is then much frequented.
Beyond the e>|)lanade is Telegraph House, for some,
time the residence of the late Earl of Abergavenny,
now the residenc

Online LibraryI. (Isaac) SlaterSlater's royal national and commercial directory and topography of the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Suffolk : comprising classi → online text (page 84 of 131)