No. 8 Market Row, a 16th century house and shop, was severely damaged by fire in 1995. Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust purchased the building and gained funding from English Heritage and a historic building grant from the Borough Council for a comprehensive programme of restoration.
Following the completion of structural repairs, the upper stories were leased to Orwell Housing Association. The Trust was able to fit out the ground floor retail unit with a Victorian shop front – complete with original wooden shutters – which had been rescued from a bonfire in the 1960s.