Local BBC Sites

Neighbouring Sites

Page last updated at 14:19 GMT, Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Prince of Wales visit to save King's Lynn's Hanse House
Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales has visited an historic building in King's Lynn to try and save it from closure.

The prince toured the Grade I-listed Hanse House and discussed its future with county and local council members at a meeting on 25 January 2011.

Currently a Norfolk County Council (NCC) register office, residents are worried about the upkeep of the building as it plans to be sold.

"It was a really encouraging meeting," said NCC leader Derrick Murphy.

"It was interesting in terms of what he personally believes - he has a real passion for buildings of this type," he added.

The prince was attended by Ros Kerslake of the Prince's Regeneration Trust, who stressed the Prince of Wales' desire for the building to be maintained.

"The prince, through ourselves, is keen to try and secure the future of the building," she said.

"We can help advise and facilitate and bring expertise, but the decisions have to be made locally," she added.

The building, which until 2009 was known as St Margaret's House, is the only medieval hanseatic warehouse in the country.




SEE ALSO
Crowds flock to Memories of Lynn
16 Dec 10 |  History
Lynn's Town House Museum to close
27 Aug 10 |  Arts & Culture
In pictures: Royal visit to show
28 Jul 10 |  Nature & Outdoors
Ten Town Tour: King's Lynn
03 Nov 09 |  People & Places


BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific