East Bretask: East Gate: St. Catherine’s Gate, Kings Lynn Town Defences

East Gate 18th C



  • Kings Lynn Town Defences, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
  • OSGB – TF 6233 2036


Medieval watch tower which originally had a drawbridge.

Had a permanent gatekeeper and tolls were collected on merchandise coming into and going out of Lynn.


1266                            Possibly built from the first murage grant to Lynn.

13th C                          Wooden tower.

1370                            Before: Built.

14th C                          Altered

1582                            Altered.

1800                            Abandoned and demolished.


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