Yarmouth, Norfolk

Kearsley's Traveller's Entertaining Guide Through Great Britain, (1803):

Yarmouth is seated at the mouth of the river Yare, and has long been known as one of the principal seaports in England. By means of its rivers it enjoys the trade of Norwich. Its harbour will not admit ships of large burthen; but it is very convenient for business , the vessels lying in the river along a very extensive and beautiful quay. Its foreign trade is chiefly to Holland, Portugal, to the Baltic and the Mediterranean .It also sends ships to the Greenland fishery. The home fishing for mackerel is carried on in May and June; that for herrings in October and November. Herrings are here salted and dried in wood smoke and exported to different parts of Europe. It is at present much frequented as a sea bathing-place. It returns two members to parliament and is governed by a corporation. The streets are narrow and incommodious,. There are two churches; that of St Nicholas has a lofty spire, which serve as a land mark from the sea; and it is remarkable, that whatever way this steeple is viewed, like that of the church of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, it appears crooked. This church was built by Herbert, bishop of Norwich. Its market is on Saturday, which is usually supplied with an abundance of provisions. Its population in 1801 when the inhabitants were numbered by an act of parliament, was 14,845.

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 Chapter 10 
"He certainly means to have one or other of those two girls, Sophy," said the Admiral; "but there is no saying which. He has been running after them, too, long enough, one would think, to make up his mind. Ay, this comes of the peace. If it were war now, he would have settled it long ago. We sailors, Miss Elliot, cannot afford to make long courtships in time of war. How many days was it, my dear, between the first time of my seeing you, and our sitting down together in our lodgings at North Yarmouth?"
 Chapter 18 
How do you like Bath, Miss Elliot? It suits us very well. We are always meeting with some old friend or other: the streets full of them every morning; sure to have plenty of chat; and then we get away from them all, and shut ourselves into our lodgings, and draw in our chairs, and are as snug as if we were at Kellynch, ay, or as we used to be even at North Yarmouth and Deal. We do not like our lodgings here the worse, I can tell you, for putting us in mind of those we first had at North Yarmouth. The wind blows through one of the cupboards just in the same way."

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