Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
King's Lynn
Norfolk

East of England

King's Staithe Square
(Bank House)

King Charles I

Dunfermline Palace 1600 - Whitehall Palace 1649
King of England, 1625-1649
(Wikipedia)

17th century

King's Lynn /  King Charles I   King's Lynn /  King Charles I

Description

Stone statue of King Charles I in full armour. It stands in a niche in the top façade of Bank House.

Information Sign

bank house
King's Staithe Square

Site of the medieval Tolbooth, facing
Bishop's Staithe. House of 1682, and a
statue of Charles I resited from a former
Custom House. West wing built c1750.
In 1782 became Gurney & Birkbeck's
Lynn Bank, with a Counting House
built in 1788

Annotation

The identification with Charles I is not sure, an other town information signs says "The statue over the door is thought to be James I or Charles I and was placed here in 1703 having been removed from the original Custom House in Tuesday Market Place."

King's Lynn / King Charles I

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°45'10" E 0°23'35"

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