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IoE Number: 384263
Location: CHAPEL OF ST NICHOLAS, ST ANN'S STREET (east side)
  KINGS LYNN, KINGS LYNN AND WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
Photographer: Graham Brown LRPS
Date Photographed: 03 May 2002
Date listed: 01 December 1951
Date of last amendment: 01 December 1951
Grade I

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KING'S LYNNTF6120SEST ANN'S STREET610-1/7/214(East side)

KING'S LYNN TF6120SE ST ANN'S STREET 610-1/7/214 (East side) 01/12/51 Chapel of St Nicholas I Chapel of Ease to St Margaret's church, founded 1146 by Bishop Turbus. Rebuilt c1200, south-west tower c1220, all rebuilt (except tower) 1371-1419. Steeple 1500 (donation). Steeple collapsed 1741, rebuilt 1869 by Gilbert Scott. Ashlar tower and clerestory, aisles brick, rendered and scored to imitate ashlar and with ashlar dressings. Lead roofs. Nave, continuous chancel and continuous aisles, plus tower. 2-stage tower with 2-light plate tracery windows to south and west. 2-light plate tracery belfry windows. Octagonal broached and leaded spire. Huge 11-light Perpendicular west window with a west doorway stepped up into it. Flanking stepped buttresses with statuary niches. North aisle window of 5 lights, with unusual Perpendicular tracery. 12-bay north aisle, 10-bay south aisle, each bay separated by a stepped buttress: 3-light Perpendicular windows under segmental arches. 2 late C14 doorways in north side, one to south side. 9-light chancel east window. Clerestories of 12 bays, that to south reduced to 11 on account of south-west tower: 3-light Perpendicular windows again. 2-storey south porch. Multiple rolled arched entrance below a screen of Perpendicular niches in 2 tiers. 3-light side windows to ground floor, 2-light above. Stair turret in north-west corner. Gabled roof. INTERIOR. North face of tower with 2 lancets, east face with 3 lancets above low doorway. 11-bay arcade with moulded arches on lozenge piers. 11-bay roof of alternating hammer beam and tie beam trusses. The hammers have carved angels, the ties have queen posts and arched braces dropping to wall posts on stone corbels. Each wall post has an ogeed canopied niche right and left. One moulded butt purlin and ridge piece. Font is 1902 copy of that given by Bishop Harsnett in 1627: strapwork. C14 polygonal holy water stoup at west end of north aisle: encircled quatrefoils to bowl and one small figure. Next to tower is ledger slab in memory of Robinson Cruso, died 1773. Wall monument in south aisle (east end) to Thomas Greene, 1675. Large kneeling figures of Sir Thomas and wife flanked by 2 Corinthian columns supporting a segmental pediment; predella with 5 daughters and 4 sons; apron bears inscription panel. In east wall of south aisle wall monument to Richard Clarke, 1602. Alabaster. Architectural surround contains an altar on which kneel Richard and wife, figures of offspring peeping out behind them. Under altar is recumbent figure of Richard's first wife. Inscription in predella. In east wall of north aisle wall monument to Thomas Snelling, 1623. Architectural surround with kneeling figures of Thomas and wife. In predella are figures of 2 sons, one daughter and a swaddled infant. Inscription in apron. Immediately in front is marble monument to Sir Benjamin Keene, 1757 by Robert Adam. Square plinth decorated with festoons and inscription. On plinth is a round bowl and cover with 4 pilaster divisions. Alternate panels have high relief images and serpentine inverted gadrooning. Images are of a profile head (east side) and a shipping scene with figure of Britannia (Keene was ambassador to Spain) on west side. Late C15 brass eagle lectern.

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