TF6119 : Guildhall of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, King's Lynn

taken 6 years ago, near to West Lynn, Norfolk, Great Britain

Guildhall of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, King's Lynn
Guildhall of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, King's Lynn
Originally the seat of medieval borough government, the hall on the right hand side of this structure was built in 1422-23 at a cost of 200 after an earlier C13 structure was gutted by fire in 1421.
The original entrance was a dog-leg external staircase against the left (west) wall. This was replaced in 1624 with the elaborate porch seen in the left of the picture which protected the new staircase.

Try LinkExternal link for an artist's impression of the original hall in 1423.

Try also LinkExternal link for some historical background.

See LinkExternal link for architectural details.

The inscription on the plaque to the right of the main door reads:

Hall of the Guild of the Holy and Undivided Trinity

Rebuilt in 1422 on earlier foundations, it has a stone floor. The arms of Elizabeth I and James I are over the entrance porch. Assembly rooms added in 1767, used as a town hall until 1895 when the adjoining building was occupied. In the Regalia room are displayed the King John cup, the Red Register which is the oldest paper book in the world, a unique collection of charters, a sword of state and four maces.

Rotary Club of King's Lynn - Golden Jubilee 1976.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6171 1984 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.1188N 0:23.6749E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 61706 19840
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Guildhall  Scheduled Ancient Monument  Grade 1 Listed Building 

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