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Historical talk, Tue 22 May 2018, free entry

King's Lynn Town Hall

King's Lynn Town Hall


Laura Wiffen


Saturday Market Place,
King's Lynn,
PE30 5DQ

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Historic England will host public talks at King's Lynn Town Hall to share the findings of the research, which are revealed as Lynn celebrates its first year as a Heritage Action Zone.

Common Staithe Quay by Jonathan Kewley.

By the 16th century Common Staithe Quay car park was a public quay which led to an open space surrounded by warehouses. This layout remains recognisable today, and where the warehouses once stood, three buildings were erected: the Corn Exchange (mostly rebuilt as an arts centre in the 1990s), a grand Georgian house (formerly Barclays Bank), and an island of Georgian and Victorian buildings which included a public swimming pool and a store for buoys.

The new insights into the medieval town of King’s Lynn are the result of Historic England going out on site and carefully piecing together new and existing research from the Norfolk Historic Environment Record and the King’s Lynn Borough Archives.

The research reports are also available to download from

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Event details

Dates Times
Tue 22 May 2018 19:00 to 20:00


Free entry

Talks at the town hall for the public are free to attend. To book your place email


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Map reference: TF 617198  Lat: 52.75218 Long: 0.39445


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