32 & 33
Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust purchased the 16th century No. 33 Baker Street and adjacent building in 1992. The building is regarded as the oldest in Gorleston, and has a full-height timber-framed rear wall and a timber-framed, jettied first floor wall above a masonry front wall.
The architect, Anthony Rossi, designed an imaginative scheme for the project which involved creating two shop units, accommodation on the street-side ground floor and four units of living accommodation above and to the rear of the building, leased to Orbit Housing Association. This is believed to be the first time that a building preservation trust collaborated with a housing association to design a “Living over the Shop” project, providing low cost accommodation to rent.
The building was officially opened by Baroness Hollis of Heigham on the 8th April 1995.
The project was funded by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, English Heritage and the Architectural Heritage Fund.