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Length of Town Wall

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

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Latitude: 52.7574 / 52°45'26"N

Longitude: 0.4039 / 0°24'13"E

OS Eastings: 562317

OS Northings: 320460

OS Grid: TF623204

Mapcode National: GBR N3R.0Y6

Mapcode Global: WHJP1.5YLJ

Plus Code: 9F42QC43+WH

Entry Name: Length of Town Wall

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 26 July 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298197

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384135

ID on this website: 101298197

Location: Highgate, 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

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: King's Lynn

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Tagged with: City walls

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610-1/8/64 (East side)
01/12/51 Length of Town Wall
(Formerly Listed as:
Portions of the Town Walls in
Kettlewell Lane)


Length of town wall, probably associated with murage grants of
1266. Limestone, brick and carstone. West side has a series of
brick stilted arches, restored in C20, opening into small
chambers. Behind the brick arches are chamfered carstone
4-centred arches of original openings. Northern arch
completely blocked. East side retains 5 ashlar-faced
buttresses with set-offs, and remains of a futher buttress at
north end. 4-centred arch at this position led into blocked
chamber already described. One brick doorway between fourth
and fifth buttresss (from south). Blocked arrow slits at
intervals. Scheduled Ancient Monument: King's Lynn No.174A.

Listing NGR: TF6231720460

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