Great Yarmouth Row Houses & Greyfriars' Cloisters
Published date: May 2020
Visit these early 17th century merchant’s houses that are located close to Great Yarmouth’s historic quayside. Step back in time and experience the rare remnants of Great Yarmouth’s original ‘Rows’, a network of narrow alleyways linking Yarmouth’s three main thoroughfares. Many ‘Row Houses’ were damaged during World War II bombings or demolished after the war, but these surviving properties demonstrate what these dwelling looked like at various stages in their history.
Both properties house an amazing collection of fixtures and fittings including fireplaces, wall anchors, painted panels and door knockers that have been rescued from other row dwellings that have since been demolished. They are a treasure trove for lovers of period decoration and a fascinating destination for those with an interest in local history.
Close by stands Greyfriars’ Cloisters, the remains of a 13th-century friary of Franciscan ’grey friars’, that was later converted into a number of row dwellings. Visitors can still see traces of their interior features, revealed by wartime bombing, on the walls of the cloister and the church.
To find out more about Great Yarmouth Row Houses & Greyfriars’ Cloisters, including opening times and admission costs, please visit the English Heritage website below.
Great Yarmouth Row Houses & Greyfriars’ Cloisters, South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2RG