The Great Yarmouth Rows today

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Text © Copyright Evelyn Simak, October 2018
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Rows 59 - 65


Row 59 (Woolhouse's Row aka Crown and Anchor Row) ran from Bank Plain to Howard Street. One of the rows names refers to Ralph Woodhouse, a 16th century bailiff who lived at the western end. The Crown and Anchor public house was situated at 21 Hall Quay. The north side of this row is still mainly intact but the houses once facing it have been demolished. According to Palmer, the bank of Sir EK Lacon, Lacons, Youell & Co, stood at the north-western corner of the row and he describes the building as having had a modern white-brick front from a design by Phipson and that it occupied the site of an old Elizabethan house in which all the principal rooms were panelled with oak.

TG5207 : 21 Hall Quay - HKB Wiltshires Legal & Professional Services by Evelyn Simak
This building is situated between two former rows: Row 59 skirts its northern wall and Row 61 leads past its southern. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 59 by Evelyn Simak
View west from the eastern end of the row. LinkExternal link
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Row 60 (Oxford Row aka Deneside Austin Row) ran from the Market Square to Howard Street where it emerged immediately north of the Quakers Meeting House. The passage at its eastern end is still intact. The row houses were demolished to make way for Palmers car park and the alley between the row houses is now a paved path serving as a pedestrian shortcut to and from the Market Place. An old row name sign can still be found mounted on a wall at its western end. At various times the row was also known as Quakers Row, Bassingthwaite the Baker's Row, Randall the Tailor's Row, Mr Fuller's North Row, South Lobster Row and Ostend Market Row. The name Deneside Austin Row is derived from the alley once having led to the site of a cell of the Augustine Friars which in 1694 was purchased by the Quakers, who built a Meeting House at the location.

TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 60 (Oxford Row) by Evelyn Simak
Old name sign which calls it Austin Row. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 60 (Oxford Row) by Evelyn Simak
View east towards the Market Square. LinkExternal link
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Row 61 (Popinjay Row) linked Bank Plain and Howard Street. A paved path now follows the course of the alley that ran through this row, which at various times was also known as Coalmeter's Row, Quay Austin Row (because it led to a cell of the Augustine Friars) and Ostend West Row. Popinjay is an old-fashioned word for parrot.

TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 61 (Popinjay Row) by Evelyn Simak
View east along this row the north side of which no longer exists. LinkExternal link
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Row 62 (Church's Row aka Ben Dowsons Row) ran from Howard Street to Hall Quay with its western entrance located by the corner of the Star Hotel at 25 Hall Quay. Benjamin Dowson was an 18th century maltster and corn merchant from Southtown. Only the entrance passage at its western end is still in place. A paved path now denotes the row's location.

TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 62 (Church's Row) by Evelyn Simak
View east through the passage. LinkExternal link
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Row 63 (Quaker Row aka Post Office Row) ran from the Market Square to Howard Street where it ended at the Friends Meeting House. Another of the various names of this row is derived from a post office which had been established on the north side of the row but in 1840 was moved to South Quay. The entrance passage at the eastern end of this row is still in place, but the row houses were demolished and a paved path now denotes the location. The Friends Meeting House at the western end of the row is still in place. According to Palmer one of the row's names probably originated from the pike at the end of it, placed there to prevent the passage of carts.

TG5207 : Post Office on the Market Square by Evelyn Simak
The entrance to Row 63 can be seen in the foreground at left. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 63 (Quaker Row) by Evelyn Simak
View east from the western end of the row, by the Friends Meeting House. LinkExternal link
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Row 63 (Post Office Half Row aka Tomlinson's Row and Turnpike Row) extended from Howard Street in north-westerly direction where it linked with Row 63.

Row 64 (Mew's Row aka James Burton's Half Row), which is still in place, links King Street and Theatre Plain, a short distance further east. The row, which was the first south of the Market Place, was named after Mitchell Mew who was bailiff in 1681.

TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 64 (Mew's Row) by Evelyn Simak
The row number on the Theatre Plain (eastern) entrance. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : The Gold & Silver Exchange by Evelyn Simak
The passage at left is the eastern entrance to Row 64. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Approaching the Market Square from King Street by Evelyn Simak
The western entrance to Row 64 is through the gap between Lloyds Bank and the adjacent building at right. LinkExternal link
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Row 65 (Mariners Row) is a short row and still in place, linking King Street and Theatre Plain and at various times was also known as Cups Row, Jay's Chemists Row and Dakin the Brazier's Row, named after Mr Dakin, a brazier, who lived at the row's western end.

TG5207 : The Theatre Tavern by Evelyn Simak
On Theatre Plain. The passage on the right-hand corner is the eastern entrance to Row 65. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 65 by Evelyn Simak
View west from the eastern end of this row. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 65 by Evelyn Simak
View west, approaching the King Street end. LinkExternal link
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TG5207 : Great Yarmouth's Rows - Row 65 by Evelyn Simak
View east, approaching the Theatre Plain end. LinkExternal link
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