Friday, 24 January 2014

Dukes Head inn Great Yarmouth

In 1851 Jerome and Sarah live in the Dukes Head Inn in Great Yarmouth.
also living there are William Palmer and Elizabeth Ling.
John Fisher and Mary his wife .
The reason for living or staying in an inn at that period in live will have to be explained later on.

Dukes Head Public House, Great Yarmouth

Public house. Dated 1609. Knapped flint with stone dressings.
Machine-tile roof. 2 storeys and dormer attic; 4-window range.
To the left is a square carriage arch to rear yard. Two 6/6
horned sashes either side of the central doorway. 4
first-floor 6/6 horned sashes separated by a C20 panel
inscribed: `The Dukes Head Hotel'. Immediately over carriage
arch is a square stone plaque with a segmental shouldered head
with the date 1609 and initials S over R I. Gabled roof with 4
C20 dormers fitted with 6/6 horned sashes. Internal gable-end
stacks north and south. In the yard to the rear is a timber
crown-post roof truss attached to a wall: late C14, with
passing braces, from a former Guildhall on the site.
INTERIOR: ground floor opened out and modernised. First floor
front room with early C17 panelling and an elaborately carved
chimney-piece with twin segmentally-arched heads with
keyblocks supported by fluted pilasters. Either side are
engaged Corinthian columns. The panelling round the room is
divided by Corinthian pilasters and there is a modillion
cornice. Remainder of interior C20 in character.
(Various: Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural
Interest: London: 1974-: 19).

in the 1851 census the Dukes Head is described a beerhouse, landlord John Catton (also a gardener).

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