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Watergate of St Ann's Fort

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7589 / 52°45'31"N

Longitude: 0.3968 / 0°23'48"E

OS Eastings: 561834

OS Northings: 320612

OS Grid: TF618206

Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.53F

Mapcode Global: WHJP1.2X7C

Entry Name: Watergate of St Ann's Fort

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 26 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195420

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384258

Location: King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE30

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Town: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: St Margarets with St Nicholas

Built-Up Area: King's Lynn

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

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Listing Text


610-1/1/163 Watergate of St Ann's Fort
(Formerly Listed as:
Portions of the Town Wall in St.
Ann's Street with remains of North


Watergate. 1570, rebuilt 1626 and 1778, abandoned by 1839.
Brick. South face shows 2 depressed arches and part of a third
to the east, blocked with C19 brick. On the west end of this
is the springer for a brick arch running south, so the plan
presumably accommodated an inner vaulted chamber or
carriageway. Extending east is a length of contemporary brick
wall, much mutilated, with, on the north side, a plaque: G.B.
& Co 1875. The north side is built out and contains 2
barrel-vaulted passageways which would have emerged through
the blocked arches on the south side. This was the watergate
to St Ann's Fort rather than a north gate in the town walls.

Listing NGR: TF6183420612

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