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Southtown, West Town, or Little Yarmouth, Suffolk

Historical Description

Southtown, West Town, or Little Yarmouth, a hamlet in Little Gorleston parish, Suffolk, on the river Yare, opposite Great Yarmouth, and within Yarmouth borough, with which it is connected by a bridge across the Yare. It was anciently a separate parish, and was annexed in 1861 to Great Yarmouth borough. Cattle sales are held weekly on Wednesdays, there is a fair trade in timber, and ship and boat building are carried on. The living is a perpetual curacy of the gross value of £150, in the gift of the Vicar of Gorleston. The church, erected in 1831, is a building of white brick and flint, in the Early Gothic style. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel, and there are two mission halls.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online: