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TUDOR GUILDHALLS AT LYNN AND NORWICH, CENTRES OF TRADE ALONG THE FAR-FLUNG NORFOLK WATERWAYS

TUDOR GUILDHALLS AT LYNN AND NORWICH, CENTRES OF TRADE ALONG THE FAR-FLUNG NORFOLK WATERWAYS

The Guildhall at King's Lynn (left) dates from Tudor times, but the town was a great centre for merchant princes in the days of the Plantagenets, owing to its peculiarly favourable position for the distribution of goods. For, in addition to its proximity to the Wash, many navigable rivers connect Lynn with the adjacent counties. Originally, this brick and flint structure was the hail of the Trinity Guild. In the Assembly Room are portraits of Sir Robert and Horace Walpole and of Nelson. Of Tudor origin also is the Norwich Guildhall (right), the facade of which forms a sombre background for the Great War Memorial. There are interesting Nelson relics in its Council Chamber, notably the sword of Admiral Winthuysen, captured at St. Vincent.

Other pictures from Guilds and the Guildhall in Civic Life


GREAT HALL OF S. MARY'S, COVENTRY, AND LAVENHAM'S TIMBER-FRAME GUILDHALL

GUILDHALL AT MUCH WENLOCK, SHROPSHIRE

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