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Heritage boost for King's Lynn

Town Hall

1:00pm 17th March 2017
(Updated 1:00pm 17th March 2017)

King’s Lynn's been chosen as one of the first 10 Heritage Action Zones by Historic England.

The new nationwide project will breathe new life into neglected historic buildings and sites and encourage regeneration.

The town joins the likes of;

  • Appleby in Cumbria
  • Coventry
  • Elsecar in South Yorkshire
  • Hull
  • Nottingham
  • Ramsgate in Kent
  • Sunderland
  • Sutton in South London
  • Weston-super-Mare


Over the next five years, the history of key sites of the town, identify the most important historic buildings and areas and encourage the development of affordable well-designed homes.

John Neale, Planning Director for Historic England in the East of England said:

“King’s Lynn has always been a dynamic trading town and the legacy of that economic activity is in the wonderful buildings that give King’s Lynn its unique character.

The Heritage Action Zone will help encourage the next economic story in the town’s rich history, one that uses its past to improve the future for King’s Lynn’s residents, businesses and visitors.”