The former Lloyds Bank building

Two historic buildings in King’s Lynn have been granted listed status.

The former Lloyds Bank building on the Tuesday Market Place, and 33 to 39 St James Street, have both been listed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

They have been made grade II-listed buildings on the advice of Historic England in recognition of their historic and architectural importance.

The listings are a part of Lynn’s Heritage Action Zone scheme which works to revitalise historic parts of the town to boost the local economy.

Alistair Beales, borough council cabinet member for corporate projects and assets, said: “We are delighted with the government’s decision to list these important buildings on our doorstep as part of the pioneering work going on within the King’s Lynn Heritage Action Zone.”  

33 to 39 St James Street

Built in 1908 by the Bardell Brothers of Lynn, 33 to 39 St James Street, near Greyfriars Tower, was unusual for its time because its design included an exposed concrete frame. 

Records show the Building Material Company Ltd bought the site for £1,210 in 1907. 

Businesses which have since occupied the site include a car showroom and workshop and a restaurant.

There was also a pub called the Admiral’s Tap, named after Admiral Robert Bloye, who was a resident there. The ground floor space is now occupied by Kwik Fit.

The former Lloyds Bank building, designed by surveyor Henry Munro Cautley, was built in 1928.

Heritage Minister Michael Ellis said: “This is a superb example of how buildings of historic importance can be used by local businesses and I am pleased they will now be protected for future generations.” 

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