St Nicholas' Chapel :: Shared Description

St Nicholas' chapel > Link - it is situated a short distance north of the town centre - is a very large building > Link and the largest chapel of ease in the country. It is described by many as one of the finest buildings of its date in England. Unable to maintain both buildings, it was decided that the parish would retain St Margaret's and allow for St Nicholas' to be declared redundant in 1989. The chapel has since been in the care of The Churches Conservations Trust and until 1996 it was the main concert venue for the King's Lynn Festival. First mentioned in the 13th century the chapel served its parent church, St Margaret, and the ever growing population in the newly established town of Linn, as it was known back then. The chapel was enlarged during the 15th century and restored in 1852/53 and it was during the Victorian restoration that most medieval furnishings and woodwork were removed, some of which are now on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The present spire (designed by GG Scott) was completed in 1869/70, replacing an older one that had fallen down in a gale. The south porch > Link is two storeys high and has and a vaulted ceiling adorned with roof bosses. It shelters the original elaborately carved doorway > Link. The chapel houses a 17th century font > Link and a very large and unusual stoup > Link can be seen to the north of it. Two medieval choir stalls with their poppyheads carved on both sides > Link have survived in the sanctuary, and several old benches with carved elbow rests > Link can be found in the south chancel aisle. The chapel contains a fine collection of monuments > Link - a 15th century tomb chest can be found outside in the churchyard > Link.
by Evelyn Simak
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TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - C15 elbow rest by Evelyn Simak
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TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - C18 monument by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - C17 monument by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - C18 monument by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - C17 monument by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - east window (detail) by Evelyn Simak
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TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - war memorial by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - C15 elbow rests by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - south doorway by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - medieval carving by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - C18 monument by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - carved stone head by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - C18 monument by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - C20 monument by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - holy water stoup by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - south doorway (detail) by Evelyn Simak
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TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - C10 monument by Evelyn Simak
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TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - view east by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - C19 stained glass by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - C17 monument by Evelyn Simak
TF6120 : St Nicholas' Chapel in Kings Lynn - east window (detail) by Evelyn Simak

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Created: Wed, 22 Mar 2017, Updated: Wed, 22 Mar 2017

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