160 KING STREET

160 King Street is a Grade II listed building dating from the 17th century. As the only surviving example of a timber-framed building in the urban area of Great Yarmouth, the building holds enormous historic and architectural value. The jettied upper floor is characteristic of Great Yarmouth’s medieval Row houses, creating a significant and tangible connection with the town's past.


Left vacant in 2001 and having consequently fallen into disrepair, the building came into the Trust’s ownership after a compulsory purchase order was served by the Borough Council. In January 2020, the Trust was awarded a grant of £350,000 from the Architectural Heritage Fund, enabling a comprehensive programme of restoration and repair. 

 

Full repair and conservation was completed in summer 2021 with a commercial lettable space created on the ground floor and a two bedroom residential unit on the first and second floors. The ground floor will be occupied by a Jamaican restaurant, which will be run as a social enterprise focused on providing work experience for people in need of help getting back into employment.

The photos below show the state of the building before conservation works began: