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Clipper Schooner

County Norfolk   District Council Great Yarmouth Borough Council 
Civil Parish or equivalent Great Yarmouth  Town/Village* Great Yarmouth 
Road 19 Friars Lane 
Precise Location  
OS Grid Ref TG526068  Postcode NR30 
Previous location(s)  
Setting On Building  Access Public 
Artist/Maker Role Qualifier
A.W. Ecclestone  Architect(s)   
Carter's  Ceramicist(s)   

Commissioned by

Lacon's brewery 

Design & Constrn period


Date of installing


Exact date of unveiling



Abstract Animal Architectural
Commercial Commemorative Composite
Free Functional Funerary
Heraldic Military Natural
Non-Commemorative Performance Portable
Religious Roadside, Wayside Sculptural
Temporary, Mobile Other  

Object Type

Building Clock Tower Architectural
Coat of Arms Cross Fountain
Landscape Marker Medallion
Mural Panel Readymade
Relief Shaft Sculpture
Statue Street Furniture War Memorial
Other Object Sub Type: Tiles showing schooner

Subject Type

Allegorical Mythological Pictorial
Figurative Non-figurative Portrait
Still-life Symbolic Other

Subject Sub Type

Bust Equestrian Full-length
Group Head Reclining
Seated Standing Torso
Part Material Dimension
Skipper Schooner  Tiles  3m wide 

Work is

Extant Not Sited Lost


Not known 

Listing status

Grade I Grade II* Grade II Don't Know Not Listed

Surface Condition

Corrosion, Deterioration Accretions
Bird Guano Abrasions, cracks, splits
Biological growth Spalling, crumbling
Metallic staining Previous treatments

Structural Condition

Armature exposed Broken or missing parts
Replaced parts Loose elements
Cracks, splits, breaks, holes Spalling, crumbling
Water collection Other


Graffiti Structural damage Surface Damage

Overall condition

Good Fair Poor


No Known Risk At Risk Immediate
Inscriptions Inscribed at side: Skipper Schooner; above Lacons, underneath 1938 

Description (physical)

A wonderful pub, whose curved walls and brick fa├žade were a variation on Lacons designs from the 1930s, similar in style to contemporary cinemas but with a striking mock 'tower' rising above the rest of the building, decorated with a large tiled sign showing a clipper schooner under full sail, framed above the doorway by two falcons, a punning reference to Lacons found on their pubs. 

Description (iconographical)

Lacons were a Long established Yarmouth brewer, who closed in 1968, with a large number of pubs locally. 


Date taken:  27/6/2012
Date logged: 

Photographed by:
Sarah Cocke

On Site Inspection

Date:  27/6/2012

Inspected by:

Sources and References 25/06/2012; Lynn Pearson, Tile Gazetteer. A guide to British Tile and Architectural Ceramics Locations, Shepton Beauchamp, 2005252 


Date entered:  1/7/2012

Data inputter:
Richard Cocke