South Gate, Kings Lynn Town Defences

Kings Lynn South Gate.
By Cmglee – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,



  • Kings Lynn, Norfolk
  • OSGB – TF 6219 1915


Medieval town gate, loopholed wall.

Had a permanent gatekeeper. Tolls were collected at the gate fro merchandise entering and leaving the city.


13th C                          Beginning of: Built.

1416                            Repaired in stone.

1437                            Rebuilt by Robert Hertanger.

1520                            Restored and partially rebuilt by Nicholas and Thomas Harmer.

1744                            Ditch in front of the gate.

19th C                          Altered. Pedestrian doorways added.

1978                            Field Investigation.

1982                            Restored.


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