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6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 8th 2023

The Chapel of St Mary on the Mount, known as the Red Mount Chapel, was built between 1483-85 by Robert Curraunt for William Spynke, the Benedictine prior of Lynn. It was for use by pilgrims travelling to the shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham. The chapel was built on ‘the hylle called the Lady of [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 7th 2023

Leaving St Nicholas’ chapel via the south porch leads to the churchyard where you can find a small 7th Century cottage known as the “Exorcist’s house”. The building dates from 1635, and is thought to replace an earlier building which was home to members of the clergy who served St Nicholas’ chapel, located adjacent to [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 6th 2023

That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
Jhumpa Lahiri

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 5th 2023

The following link explains the historic features that can be found within the chapel:
A tour of St Nicholas’ Chapel

9 Comments CherryPie on Nov 4th 2023

The Minster and Priory Church of St Margaret, St Mary Magdalene and all the Virgin Saints was founded as a Benedictine Priory in 1101 by Herbert de Losinga, the first Bishop of Norwich. For 400 years it was the monks’ home as well as the Parish Church for the town. It was always known as St Margaret’s.
Within [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 3rd 2023

A brief history quoted from an information pack in our room at Bank House:
Described by Nikolaus Pevsner as one of the finest houses in King’s Lynn, Bank House was built in the early 18th Century for one of the King’s Lynn’s many rich and successful merchants. The house is Grade II* listed and is recognised [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 2nd 2023

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