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The courtyard of Thoresby College on Queen Street in King's Lynn.

Thoresby College (also Trinity College) was a 16th-century collegiate-style residence for thirteen chantry priests in King's Lynn, Norfolk, East of England. Located on Queen Street opposite the Guildhall, it has been converted into a youth hostel, [1] and offices for the King`s Lynn Preservation Trust. [2] It is a Grade I listed building. [3]

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The priests were employed by the Trinity Guild of King’s Lynn. Its founder and benefactor, Thomas Thoresby, was a merchant and three times Mayor of the town; he died in 1510 before the building was completed. Notable features include a Dutch gable front, [4] the interior has exposed wood beams. [5] The original great door was decorated with parchemin panels. [6]

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References

  1. Steinbicker, Earl (July 2003). Daytrips London. Hastingshouse/Daytrips Publ. pp. 308–. ISBN   978-0-8038-2056-2 . Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  2. "Thoresby College". King`s Lynn Preservation Trust Ltd. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  3. "Local Landmarks – Thoresby College, King's Lynn". KL Magazine. February 1, 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  4. Norwich, John Julius (December 2002). Treasures of Britain: the architectural, cultural, historical and natural heritage of Britain. W. W. Norton & Company. pp. 342–. ISBN   978-0-393-05740-9 . Retrieved 27 December 2011.
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Coordinates: 52°45′07″N0°23′38″E / 52.752°N 0.394°E / 52.752; 0.394

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