The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A seaport, fishing town, and watering-place of Norfolk, 20½ m. E. of Norwich and some 2 m. above the mouth of the Yare; is the principal seat of the English herring fishery, and is famous for its herrings, known as bloaters; it has a fine roadstead called Yarmouth Roads, a safe anchorage for ships, being protected by sandbanks; has a number of public buildings, in particular a parish church, one of the largest in England, and a fine marine parade.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Yarmouth'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/y/yarmouth.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.