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Dominating the Saturday Market Place is
the 12th century church of St Margaret, an impressive building with
some beautiful stained glass windows and an unusual tide clock.
In 1741, a great storm blew down the original church spire,
which was replaced by the later tower. It contains two of the largest
brasses in Britian, commemorating mayors of Lynn.
The Market Place itself is the oldest of the town's
two market places, having been officially sanctioned by the Bishop
of Norwich around 1100. There is still a market on the site every
Saturday. The newer Tuesday Market Place
was established some 300 years later as the town expanded to the
north and west.
Opposite the market place stands the Town Hall,
with its chequered facing of stone and flint. It was originally
the Hall of the Trinity Guild, and dates from 1421. Behind is the
18th century Assembly Room and beside is the newer 19th century
Tuesday Market Place | Castle
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