King’s Lynn’s South Gate which is set to get a lottery boost. Picture: Supplied.

One of the most recognisable buildings in King’s Lynn is to be given a £85,000 boost.

An application to the Heritage Lottery Fund to revamp the inside of the historic South Gate has been successful.

New lighting, displays and interactive activities are now set to be installed.

Elizabeth Nockolds, West Norfolk Council cabinet member, has welcomed the cash boost.

She said: “It’s great news as it is the gateway into Lynn and thousands of cars go under it every day.”

Now the improvements can go ahead, Mrs Nockolds said she was  keen to attract younger visitors to the Grade I listed monument.

“We could design activities for any age group, probably for children aged eight and upwards. We will also have a heritage app which will show all the heritage buildings in Lynn.”

The South Gate in London Road, was constructed in the 14th century, and usually opens in the summer months for a couple of hours a day.

Mrs Nockolds hopes the opening times at the South Gate could be increased to all year round.

“We have a good group of volunteers, but we always need more,” she said.

To volunteer or find out more, email: bob.price@west-norfolk.gov.uk