Church of St Margaret, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn - King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Benedictine priory founded 1095, now parish church known as King's Lynn Minster. Rebuilt during C13, altered continuously since. Limestone construction, featuring twin west towers, nave, aisles, transepts with crossing tower, aisled chancel. West front with central arched door under crenellated surround. An Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant was accepted in 2016 in support of repairs to decaying high level masonry and Roman cement to west end and west towers. Repairs anticipated for completion by Spring 2019.

Church of St Margaret, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn - King's Lynn and West Norfolk
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARGARET
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1211336
  • Local Planning Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

  • Building Name: Church of St Margaret
  • Street Name: Saturday Market Place
  • Locality: King's Lynn
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North West Norfolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Fair
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA

Contact Details

Simon Buteux 01223 582754

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England