New Research into Old King's Lynn

King’s Lynn Heritage Action Zone aims to get planned new development to work with historic Lynn and reinforce the economic, social and environmental vitality of this modern medieval town.

Historic England’s research team has been studying key sites to inform future new development. The results of their work are now available via the pages below.

King’s Lynn Heritage Action Zone is led by Historic England and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk in partnership with: the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership, West Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, King’s Lynn Town Centre Partnership and Business Improvement District, and Norfolk County Council.

  • Cars parked in car park with church spire in background

    Chapel Street Car Park

    Historic England has been revealing this area's past so that our discoveries can be used to help plan its future.

  • The block of buildings on the Common Staithe

    Revealing the Past of the Common Staithe

    Find out about this forgotten part of King's Lynn.

  • Car passing through the archway of South Gate


    The South Gate is one of the best-known buildings in King's Lynn - it's guarded the town for nearly 600 years. But what is Southgates?