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Historical talk, Tue 12 Jun 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.

Southgates Quay by Jonathan Kewley

The 580-year-old South Gate has, ever since it was built, been the main entrance to Lynn. But its surroundings have changed significantly. Gone is the river which flowed in front of it, the nearby shipyards and timberyards, and the inn from which stage coaches left for London. The buildings there now once housed a 1920s classical-style bus depot and a 1950s Ford garage. And there is a medieval bridge under the road that goes under the South Gate.

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 12 Jun 2018 19:00 to 20:00


Free entry

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Map reference: TF 617198  Lat: 52.75218 Long: 0.39445


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