The Fishermen’s Hospital was built in 1702 by The Corporation of Great Yarmouth. It was an almshouse for ‘decayed fishermen’. It provided a home for 20 poor fishermen and their wives. To stay there they had to be over 60 and no longer able to provide for themselves.


Today we aim to provide low cost housing to people who have been resident in the Borough of Great Yarmouth for over 20 years, who are over 60 years of age and who do not have the funds to purchase a property of their own. Wherever possible, priority will be given to any persons who had a working connection to the sea or their widow or widower.


We also aim to maintain the building, as it is a Grade I Listed Building, to ensure that it remains a central part of the fabric of Great Yarmouth and continues to house people in need as it was originally built to do so in 1702.

Thank you for your donation to and interest in this worthwhile Charity.

Chairman and Trustees