TF6219 : Greyfriars Tower

taken 2 years ago, near to King's Lynn, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Greyfriars Tower
Greyfriars Tower
Grade I and Category A listed buildings and structures

Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional, even international importance. There are over 6,000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is Category A
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Scheduled Monuments

In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.
There are about 20,000 scheduled monuments in England representing about 37,000 heritage assets. Of the tens of thousands of scheduled monuments in the UK, most are inconspicuous archaeological sites, but some are large ruins.
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Greyfriars, King's Lynn

Greyfriars, King's Lynn was a Franciscan friary in Norfolk, England. The tower, known as Greyfriars Tower survives. It is one of only three surviving Franciscan monastery towers in England and is considered to be the finest. It is a Grade I listed building.LinkExternal link
Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII, the tower at Lynn remained because it was considered to be a useful seamark by sailors entering the town, still being clearly visible on the town's skyline to this day.
The tower is informally referred to as 'the leaning tower of Lynn' as it leans dramatically to the west. At its worst, the lean was 67.5 centimetres - which given its height of more than 28 metres is just over 1 degree.

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TF6219, 388 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 19 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6201 1978 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.0811N 0:23.9396E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6210 1974
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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