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H.M. Customs Coat Of Arms The arms which are placed on this wall, are the property of H.M. Customs and formerly stood above the porch of the Port's Custom House, 20 South Quay, the adjacent building to this to the north, now the offices of the Great Yarmouth Port Authority. The Arms are the English Royal Arms used since the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 and show the arms for England with three gold lions passant guardant on a red background in the first and fourth quarters, the Arms for Scotland with a red lion rampant in the second quarter and a gold harp with white strings on a blue background for Ireland in the third quarter. The arms were restored by the Great Yarmouth Port Authority, mounted on this wall and floodlit on 1993.

South Quay, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

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The Old Dutch Chapel This wall is the last remaining vestige of one of the most important of the old buildings in the Town, locally known as the Old Dutch chapel or Town House. The building, which dates from early fourteenth century (once owned by Thomas Drayton in 1358), originally stood in the space now occupied by the adjacent road between numbers 21 and 23 South Quay. It was subsequently bought for the town and during it's long history, served the function of the Staple or Mart House for dealing with the export of all wool from the Port, a concert base for the Waits or Musicians of Yarmouth, a house of Morning Prayer for the use of the Dutch Congregation, the town's Custom Office, a port dues office and the town's earliest theatre (housing amongst others, a company of comedians from Norwich.) During the time of use of part of the building as a church for the Dutch, the congregation were required to look after the famous "Dutch Clock" which was once part of the building) The building was damaged during the Second World War and later demolished to provide an access road to the new library. The building's last remaing wall, containing some of the oldest building material in the town, was restored by the Great Yarmouth Port Authority in 1993 with the assistance of a grant from English Heritage.

South Quay, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

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The Old Custom House This building was constructed as a private house in 1720 by a prominent merchant in the town, John Andrews It was used by HM Customs as the port's customs office from 1812-1984, when it was acquired by the Great Yarmouth Port and Haven Commissioners as offices for the Port Authority and formally opened on 12th December 1986

South Quay, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

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