Great Yarmouth – Row 84

Row 84 in Great Yarmouth, named after John Ireland who was Mayor of the town in 1716 and practised as an apothecary.

At the entrance to the row, in the building on the right hand side in the above photo, was the Ship Inn and this is where John Ireland lived. A once impressive pub, although reduced in size in recent years, which is unfortunately now no longer a pub and was turned into offices used by the NHS and is now a commercial premises for a cigar company. It was built in the early seventeenth century as a residential property and was converted into a pub later on during the seventeenth century. Apparently some of the seventeenth cellars are intact and although I doubt I’ll ever see them, I like that this sort of hidden history is still there.