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25 July 2013

See the roof angels at St Nicholas' Chapel, King's Lynn

The largest chapel in the country is found in the Norfolk town of King's Lynn, originally constructed around 1200 but rebuilt and increased in size between 1380 and 1410 as the town became wealthier and expanded, and the congregation sought to compete with the parishoners of St Margaret's on the other side of town.

Today, the huge chapel is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, and is noted for its elaborate decoration, demonstrated best in the 22 life-size choir of roof angels that hang from the beams of the 15th-century wooden roof - with some playing musical instruments - and also the newly-restored medieval church doors, now once again carrying the same colouring that they did more than 500 years ago.

For more, see http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/Ourchurches/Completelistofchurches/St-Nicholas-Chapel-Kings-Lynn-Norfolk/

^Picture © The Churches Conservation Trust^

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