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Medieval Yarmouth England Yarmouth was a town consisting of two major sections Great and Little Yarmouth The founder of Yarmouth is believed to be a man named Cedric who was a Saxon leader but people still doubt this to this very day One of the main reasons for the foundation of Yarmouth is the Herring a fish that was very healthy to eat and especially important to the lower classes because it was cheap and readily available Fishing was a very important part of their society The seal of the town of Yarmouth has everything to do with fishing including a Herring boat and a picture of St Nicholas Yarmouth consists of several rivers which was important for its economy All of the rivers flow into a big estuary which then flowed into the ocean Two main features of Yarmouth were its port and marketplace Another major function of this town is silting which developed from a huge sandbank formed over a long period of time The sandbank became strong enough to become a place for the salting and smoking of Herring and a great dock for boats This attracted many fisherman from all over the continent including the Clique Port fishermen After awhile silting became very useless and migration began to occur towards the south part of the town In the royal domain Yarmouth was known as a borough in which they had to pay every third penny of revenues to the Earl Yarmouth was a very small town compared to others in the region According to the Doomsday survey it had at least seventy burgesses by ten sixty six Yarmouth was known as a frontier town due to its lack of role of administration in the area In addition the king never set up anything financially significant in Yarmouth There was one church in Yarmouth St Nicholass Church which was dedicated to St Benedict It was founded by the Bishop of Norwich
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