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The Greenland Fishery HistoryKing's Lynn and West Norfolk

King’s Lynn timeline

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With thanks to King’s Lynn Online

1000 to 1499

  • 1086 – First mention of Lynn in Domesday Book.
  • 1101 – St Margaret’s Church founded.
  • 1204 – First Borough charter from King John.
  • 1216 …
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Witches’ marks at The Greenland Fishery

By  •  3 years ago

The marks above the fireplace in the south part of the Greenland Fishery are very distinct and look like simple graffiti, or maybe carpenter’s marks. But it’s been suggested they …
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Whaling

By  •  4 years ago

Whales have been hunted by humans since prehistoric times; for meat, fuel, and all sorts of other products.

 

Maritime industries have played a key part of King’s Lynn’s history …
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The History

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Origins

The house was built in 1605 by John Aitken, merchant and four times Mayor of Lynn. In 1660 his  grandson Thomas Aitken ‘of London’ sold it. It seems that …
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The Tavern

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The Greenland Fishery was a Public House for some 250 years – probably from 1660’s until the early 1900’s.

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Wall Paintings

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The Wall Paintings

The Paintings on the first floor of the south side of The Greenland Fishery are some of the most important and high quality secular wall paintings in …
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