Little Yarmouth St. Nicholas

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Webb (Records, vol. I, pg 101) records the church of St. Nicholas in Little Yarmouth as a possesion of St. Bartholomew's:
By the gift of the same king the church of St. Nicholas, Little Yarmouth, with the chapel of Northville (Nortvilla) annexed and Lowestoft (Lodewistoft) and of Belton (Beleton).
Later, he quotes a grant of indulgences from the short-lived Pope Alexander V, in part due to a shortfall of herring from Little Yarmouth:
[pg. 197] ...that on account of the frequent impulse of the sea and its floods many goods of the monastery within the parish of Sowthton of Jernemuth in the said diocese have been and are so much annihilated that for several years the prior has received from them little or nothing...
There is no record of a St. Nicholas in Little Yarmouth now. According to Simon Knott, expert on churches in East Anglia:
Little Yarmouth was Southtown. It had two parishes in medieval times, one with a church dedicated to the BVM, the other was, as you suggest, to St Nicholas. Both were abandoned at the Reformation, and White (1844) suggests that St Mary's walls were taken down and the materials used for sea defences, although how he knows this I don't know. St Mary was the parish church of Southtown.
St Nicholas was attached to an Augustinian Friary in the West Town of LittleYarmouth, which later became central Gorleston, pretty much. The tower seems to have survived until a storm destroyed it in 1813, and the remains wereused to build a wall around the burial area to form a park. I don't know Gorleston well enough to know if it still exists. It has been in Norfolk for over a century now.
(posting to the ChurchCrawling mailing list, 27 March 2004).

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