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. A National Lottery Heritage Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant was accepted in 2016 for alterations and repairs to decaying high level masonry and Roman cement to west end and west towers: however a significant amount of masonry remains at risk. The congregation considering next steps.

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:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA