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Royal Naval Hospital, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk


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The Royal Naval Hospital at Great Yarmouth is a Grade II* listed building of historical and architectural importance.

Completed in 1811, it was commissioned by the Admiralty to care for the sick and wounded of the Royal Navy's North Sea Fleet in its battles with the Napoleonic French Navy.

It has also been used by the Army as a barracks and hospital, and has taken in casualties from the Battle of Waterloo and the Indian Mutiny. From 1863, the Hospital treated Royal Navy servicemen suffering from mental illness.

In 1958, it became an NHS psychiatric hospital (St Nicholas Hospital) before closure in 1993 and sale for private development as houses and apartments.


Superb aerial view by John Fielding 26 July 2014


Please note that the Royal Naval Hospital is private residential property.

Public access is restricted to the Heritage Open Days which for 2022 are Saturday 10 September and Sunday 11 September, from 11am to 3.30pm.

More information can be found at: 


When visiting, please show consideration to the residents for whom the Hospital is their home.




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