The Great Yarmouth Rows today

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Text © Copyright Evelyn Simak, October 2018
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Rows 48 - 49 & New and Old Broad Row


Row 48 (Wheat Sheaf Row) ran from North Quay to the southern end of George Street and was also known as Barthelmew's Row and William the Fourth Row. It was named after the Wheat Sheaf public house which was located on the south-eastern corner of the row on 62 George Street. The south side of this row is still in place, facing a car park where its northern half once stood. Palmer mentions a manufactury of clay pipes to have been located in the row. Norfolk Heritage records a post-medieval house situated in the row, which was demolished in 1986. A stone with the date '1659' was found in the debris.

TG5207 : 62 George Street -The Cabby Bar by Evelyn Simak
This pub was originally known as The Wheatsheaf and in 1865 changed its name to The Mitre. After several more changes of name it would currently appear to be Cabbys Bar. It is situated at the eastern end of Row 48 (Wheatsheaf Row) which was named after it. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 48 (Wheat Sheaf Row) by Evelyn Simak
View west from the row's eastern end. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 48 (Wheat Sheaf Row) by Evelyn Simak
The eastern end of the row as seen from Broad Road. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 48 (Wheat Sheaf Row) by Evelyn Simak
A house set back from the row. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 48 (Wheat Sheaf Row) by Evelyn Simak
View east towards the western entrance of Broad Row. LinkExternal link
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Broad Row aka Old Broad Row, Le Broade Row in old documents, links the southern end of George Street and Howard Street. This is another row which never received a number. Its name is derived from the comparative width of this row. After a new broad row had been constructed further to the south (the present-day Queen Street), it was referred to as Old Broad Row. CJ Palmer records that a torrential rainfall on 18 January 1735 rendered the row temporarily impassable. Norfolk Heritage records the existence of a number of late 16th/early 17th shops in this row.

TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Entrance to Broad Row by Evelyn Simak
View north. This is the northern entrance to the row which runs in a south-easterly direction. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Broad Row by Evelyn Simak
View east towards Howard Street North. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Broad Row by Evelyn Simak
Passage south into Whitefriars Court at the western end of the row. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Broad Row by Evelyn Simak
Courtyard immediately south of the row. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Broad Row by Evelyn Simak
The western end of the row. LinkExternal link
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New Broad Row, also unnumbered, was created when in the mid-17th century the site of the Greyfriars Cloister was sold under the condition that a broad and a narrow row (Row 92) should be built on the premises. New Broad Row has since become Queen Street.



Row 49 (Vine Row aka Blake the Linen Draper's Row) ran from Howard Street to the Market Place and CJ Palmer describes it as narrow and dismal. The eastern entrance passage is still in place. The row houses were demolished to make way for a road called Stonecutters Way. Rows 49 and 50 divided the Market ward from the Regent ward.

TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 49 (Vine Row) by Evelyn Simak
View west from the Market Square (eastern) entrance. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 49 (Vine Row) by Evelyn Simak
View towards the eastern (Market Square) entrance. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 49 (Vine Row) by Evelyn Simak
View west to where the row now ends. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 49 (Vine Row) by Evelyn Simak
View east from the western end of the row. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 49 (Vine Row) by Evelyn Simak
Passage to the Market Square. LinkExternal link
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