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Norfolk Notebook 10/14

Just down from the Great Yarmouth Town hall I showed a bit of the other day is the National Trust property called the Elizabethan House, the grey bricked house in the centre of this picture. The house dates from the 16th.century , about 1596, and has quite a chequered history, too much to relate here, but it is claimed that in 1648 a meeting was held in an upstairs room which included Oliver Cromwell and the plot was hatched by those present about what to do with King Charles I, and surely, the following January the King was executed.

Norfolk Notebook 10/14

Just down from the Great Yarmouth Town hall I showed a bit of the other day is the National Trust property called the Elizabethan House, the grey bricked house in the centre of this picture. The house dates from the 16th.century , about 1596, and has quite a chequered history, too much to relate here, but it is claimed that in 1648 a meeting was held in an upstairs room which included Oliver Cromwell and the plot was hatched by those present about what to do with King Charles I, and surely, the following January the King was executed.

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Nov 2012, 00:37
The place is awash with assorted bollards...Great Yarmouth will be Lesser Yarmouth unless they get this infestation under control.
Brian Walbey: Lol. It's the same everywhere these days Ray.
It's a handsome building - I like the delicate ironwork. I guess no one really knows what goes on behind closed doors!
Brian Walbey: Yes there is a lot of ironwork both that in the street and the ones in front of the 1st.floor windows.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Nov 2012, 06:47
These are beautiful looking & elegant building Brian - and what history they can reveal!
Brian Walbey: They certainly can Chris, and it is very interesting inside.
It's is a wonderful old house Brian... and it comes with a lot of history... well framed....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks peter, it is also very interesting inside.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2012, 07:08
Fabulous building Brian and nice to know some history behind it.
Brian Walbey: There is so much history with this house I could wrote copious notes but thought my quick summary was ample.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Nov 2012, 07:41
Who would have guessed what transpired behind those beautiful walls!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ginnie, and in one of the corridors inside are a series of windows with small cameos of old Dutch scenes inlaid into the glass, sadly my pictures of them were useless!!.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Nov 2012, 09:21
What a lovely part of Great Yarmouth, Brian
Brian Walbey: Like all such places the harbour area is quite interesting, this being on the quay.
a fine row of houses Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes they are and the main house is quite interesting inside, somewhere to go on your next trip to Norfolk perhaps.
A historic house indeed Brian. It's looking well cared for
Brian Walbey: Yes a lot of history Janet and as always the NT keep it in good shape.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Nov 2012, 09:54
Great image information reminds me how young Australia is
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage. Our friends in America and Canada often pass the same remarks about their respective histories.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Nov 2012, 10:12
Strange that all the upper windows are bricked up - window tax or something more sinister?
Brian Walbey: I should think it might have been the window tax Mike, in general the house hasn't got a sinister history as far as I know except that which I mentioned.
For a building that dates back to the 16th. century, Brian, it sure has stood up well. Do you know if any of these homes have cellars?
Brian Walbey: I don't know if they have cellars, such places would normally but behind me is the harbour key so a cellar might be risky at times of high tides and floods.
Lovely houses and great style.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed they are Richard.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2012, 14:21
Only the cones give away the erasmile Do I detect a touch of Topaz? Nice shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. A wee touch of Topaz, most of my images have a tad.
Lovely old houses Brian and what a history they hold! A fine shot smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, and the house is very interesting inside.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 14 Nov 2012, 16:47
This looks very sedate and respectable Brian. Strange that there area no people.
Brian Walbey: It was Sunday afternoon and everyone was down at the beach and seafront.
A beautiful building Brian. Thanbk you for the bit of history.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, glad you enjoyed the history.
Looks like a nice bit of pseudo hdr-ing here smile
Brian Walbey: Just a touch of Topaz Tom.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Nov 2012, 21:25
Wonderful architecture. I like the street furniture, too.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is fine architecture and the street furniture at this spot is not too bad.

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