Search

The history of the Ingham Swan in Norfolk in pictures

PUBLISHED: 17:34 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:44 16 September 2017

Our picture from June, 1969. Picture: Archant Library

Our picture from June, 1969. Picture: Archant Library

Archant - EDP Library

The Ingham Swan began its life as a coaching inn around 600 years ago.

The Ingham Swan on September 1, 1990. Picture: Archant Library.The Ingham Swan on September 1, 1990. Picture: Archant Library.

Since then it has been attacked by a king, and has been defended stoically by its local parish council.

The first mention the history books recorded of Ingham is in the Domesday Book of 1086, even though in those days it was called Hincham, meaning seated in a meadow.

MORE: Firefighters still at the scene of Ingham Swan fire after 45 are sent to battle blaze

The Ingham Swan’s building was constructed much later, in the 14th Century, when it was built next door to the Holy Trinity Church, and was part of the Ingham Priory.

The Ingham Swan in 1990. Picture: Archant LibraryThe Ingham Swan in 1990. Picture: Archant Library

In the 16th century it had a close shave with destruction, after King Henry VIII destroyed the prior, leaving the inn building as the largest remaining fragment of the former sanctuary.

Since then the building has seen happier times, after Michelin star winning Chef Patron Daniel Smith took over the reins with business partner Gregory Adjemian in 2010.

The Ingham Swan a few years later, in 1992. Picture: Archant LibraryThe Ingham Swan a few years later, in 1992. Picture: Archant Library

The Ingham Swan interior in May 2000. Picture: Archant LibraryThe Ingham Swan interior in May 2000. Picture: Archant Library

Related articles

Other News

Yesterday, 18:47

A newly married couple have recreated their first date on Great Yarmouth’s iconic Joyland snails.

Yesterday, 16:24

A police chase in a village saw two cars crash and five people suffer injuries.

Yesterday, 16:05

A man is to appear in court on Wednesday charged in relation to the discovery of 300 cannabis plants in a Great Yarmouth warehouse.

Yesterday, 15:08

Patients in Norfolk and Waveney have had their say on their GP surgeries in a wide-ranging survey.

Most Read

Monday, August 6, 2018

Searches are taking place for a 12-year-old boy who has gone missing from home.

Read more
Norfolk Police
Yesterday, 16:24

A police chase in a village saw two cars crash and five people suffer injuries.

Read more
Mon, 10:18

For as long as anyone can remember, river crossings have regularly made Mercury headlines.

Read more
Mon, 12:56

An elderly man has been left shaken after he was attacked and robbed of his mobility scooter in Great Yarmouth at the weekend.

Read more
Mon, 13:10

A warning has been issued about a council tax cold call scam in the borough of Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 17°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy