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The Red Mount Chapel standing tall in the centre of The Walks in King's Lynn, west Norfolk.

Red Mount Chapel

The Walks,King's Lynn

Visually, the chapel is a dominant element of the registered landscape which lies north-west through west to south of the structure; adding visual interest/focal points to three of the main walks as well as to intervening open landscape.

The Red Mount Chapel is the highest point of The Walks park, offering elevated view points of the landscape from the structure itself and from the mound which partially surrounds it.

The structure is unique and its importance is reflected in its status as a Scheduled Ancient monument/Grade 1 listed building.

The late 15th Century Red Mount Chapel was a wayside chapel for pilgrims on their way to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. The upper chapel of 1506 has a fan vaulted roof, further decorated with quatrefoils which inspired the design of the pilgrimage trail plaque.

The chapel is featured in the Discover King's Lynn Heritage Trail map, free copies are available from King's Lynn Tourist Information Centre, and also featured in guided town walks in King's Lynn.

The Red Mount is often open during King's Lynn Heritage Open Day each year, in September.

Opening times

Access is restricted. For all open days please call (01553 774297) in advance to check details.

Location

Red Mount Chapel,
The Walks,
King's Lynn,
Norfolk,
PE30 1PE

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