33 King Street

33 King Street, a Grade II listed 17th Century merchant’s house last used as an American style restaurant, was abandoned and became derelict and in need of repair.

Fatso's, as it was known, was bought in 2017 by the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust, with the goal of restoring the building and converting it into an office and residential area. The work was started in February 2018 by Quinn Ltd., with the planned finish date to be in September/October 2018. The office will be used by the Sue Lambert Trust. The project's predicted costs are approximately £400,000, with the funding being provided by HLF, Sue Lambert Trust, and GYPT itself. 

So far most of the external work has been finished, with the roof repaired, the windows replaced and the modern paint removed. The only parts left to finish is the storefront to be replaced, railings installed and some internal work.

During this work, objects of significance were found, including various pieces of wallpaper from different time periods. Whilst it may look insignificant, these can be used to tell the history of the building, and how it has changed over the years.

An archaeological dig was carried out by Cathy Mijatovic in one of the fireplaces. All the items found were catalogued and the following report was compiled:

Icon Archaeological dig by Cathy Mijatovic (9.6 MB)