Great Yarmouth

Variant name of place


Geographic position

52.6060° N, 1.7290° E


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General note

Officially named Great Yarmouth (to distinguish it from Little Yarmouth nearby) but known to locals as Yarmouth, this ancient coastal town at the mouth of the river Yare is in Norfolk County in east-central England, northeast of London. It was the site of a Roman fort camp and a Saxon monastery. For hundreds of years it was a major fishing port for the herring fishery, which was replaced in the 20th century by a flourishing oil-rig supply industry after oil was discovered in the North Sea. It also had a shipbuilding industry and has been a seaside resort since the mid-18th century.