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Ruins of St James' Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7515 / 52°45'5"N

Longitude: 0.401 / 0°24'3"E

OS Eastings: 562143

OS Northings: 319799

OS Grid: TF621197

Mapcode National: GBR N3R.D74

Mapcode Global: WHJP7.436G

Entry Name: Ruins of St James' Chapel

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 26 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298188

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384096

Location: King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE30

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Town: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: St Margarets with St Nicholas

Built-Up Area: King's Lynn

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

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Listing Text


610-1/10/40 (West side)
01/12/51 Ruins of St James' Chapel
(Formerly Listed as:
Remains of St.James' Chapel (at rear
of London Road Methodist Church))


Ruins of Chapel of St.James. Founded before 1146, nave
demolished 1548, extensively robbed 1559 leaving crossing and
one bay of chancel which were converted to workhouse by the
Council 1580. Workhouse ruinous by 1680, rebuilt 1681 possibly
to designs of Henry Bell who was on the supervising committee.
Central bay and tower collapsed 1854, then used for industry
until demolished 1910. Original plan along Mendicant lines:
nave, chancel and central octagonal tower over passageway.
Brick core with limestone facing. No roof. West end is ruin of
cruciform crossing pier with a set-off. East pier without
ashlar facing. Between them is a brick infill pierced by a
4-light timber mullioned window with transom, probably of

Listing NGR: TF6214319799

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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