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Encyclopedia > Great Yarmouth (borough)
Borough of Great Yarmouth

Shown within Norfolk
Status: Borough
Region: East of England
Admin. County: Norfolk
- Total
Ranked 199th
173.98 kmē
Admin. HQ: Great Yarmouth
ONS code: 33UD
- Total (2002 est.)
- Density
Ranked 243rd
526 / kmē
Ethnicity: 98.6% White
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MP: Anthony Wright

Great Yarmouth is a local government district with borough status in Norfolk, England. It is named for its main town, Great Yarmouth.

Other settlements in the borough include Gorleston, Hopton-on-Sea, Bradwell, Norfolk, Belton, Caister-on-Sea, and Hembsy.

Districts of England - East of England

Babergh | Basildon | Bedford | Braintree | Breckland | Brentwood | Broadland | Broxbourne | Cambridge | Castle Point | Chelmsford | Colchester | Dacorum | East Cambridgeshire | East Hertfordshire | Epping Forest | Fenland | Forest Heath | Great Yarmouth | Harlow | Hertsmere | Huntingdonshire | Ipswich | King's Lynn and West Norfolk | Luton | Maldon | Mid Bedfordshire | Mid Suffolk | North Hertfordshire | North Norfolk | Norwich | Peterborough | Rochford | St Albans | St Edmundsbury | South Bedfordshire | South Cambridgeshire | Southend-on-Sea | South Norfolk | Stevenage | Suffolk Coastal | Tendring | Three Rivers | Thurrock | Uttlesford | Watford | Waveney | Welwyn Hatfield

Administrative counties with multiple districts: Bedfordshire - Cambridgeshire - Essex - Hertfordshire - Norfolk - Suffolk

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Medieval English urban history - Yarmouth (3403 words)
Great Yarmouth – the qualifier distinguishing it from its southern neighbour, Little Yarmouth – is situated near where several rivers, among them the Yare, flow into what was once a very broad estuary (much larger than the present-day Breydon Water) opening out into the sea.
Yarmouth was a borough in the royal domain before and at the time of the Domesday survey, but an earlier shared jurisdiction is reflected in that Yarmouth had to pay every "third penny" of all public revenues (e.g.
Yarmouth's loss of a maritime defensive capability, and the failure of the townsmen to invest in rebuilding their fleet, is one reason why the king put more emphasis in the second half of the century on completing Yarmouth's walls.
Great Yarmouth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1599 words)
Great Yarmouth, often known to locals simply as Yarmouth, is an English coastal town in the county of Norfolk.
Yarmouth (Gernemwa, Yernemuth) lies near the site of the Roman camp of Gariannonum at the mouth of the river Yare, the convenience of its situation having attracted many fishermen from the Cinque Ports, a permanent settlement was made, and the town numbered 70 burgesses before the Norman Conquest.
Great Yarmouth railway station, which serves the town, is the terminus of the Wherry Lines from Norwich.
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