TF6219 : The Red Mount, King's Lynn

near to King's Lynn, Norfolk, Great Britain

The Red Mount, King's Lynn
The Red Mount, King's Lynn
Also known as the Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount this unusual octagonal former chapel is in "The Walks" park in King's Lynn.
This was a place of pilgrimage possibly having held a supposed relic of the Virgin Mary. Later it became a resting place for pilgrims on their way to the shrines at Little Walsingham. It was built in the reign of Richard III (1483-85) by Robert Curraunt. After many years of neglect and having sadly attracted graffiti and other vandalism, I am happy to report that in summer 2007 it underwent considerable refurbishment, and it is intended that it should reopen to the public in Spring 2008.

[Edit 2013] The chapel is now open to the public from 2 June until 9 September on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon until 3pm. Entry is free but donations are accepted. "Visitors to the chapel can explore the lower chapel, priest's room and upper chapel, where they will find a magnificent fan-vaulted ceiling as well as graffiti dating back to 1639!" ( 2012 info from LinkExternal link )

EH Grade I listing LinkExternal link (it is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument)
Friends of "The Walks" page on Red Mount Chapel LinkExternal link
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