Arriving early for an evening appointment last night on Camperdown, Great Yarmouth I had time to look around the area and appreciate the fantastic architecture.
Camperdown and the properties around the Nelson and Carlton hotels were constructed to rival the great south coast resorts of Eastbourne and Brighton. They were the first phase of a planned development. However, Victorians from the affluent parts of London were not convinced that the slightly longer train journey and slightly lower east coast temperatures were worth it. Many carried on heading south and the mass estate planned for south Great Yarmouth was never constructed.
However, these roads and buildings are a fine example of Victorian architecture and many are Grade II listed.Through the 70’s and 80’s some of the properties fell in to external disrepair, however, most are now in fine condition externally. If you love period property give Camperdown a visit.