On my wanderings through Kings Lynn and heading for St Margaret’s church I came across another gateway. This gateway, and the cottages contain the remains of a Benedictine Priory founded in 1100. The cottages are called Priory Lane Cottages, and were restored by the Kings Lynn Trust in 1970-74. They are a terrace of small cottages in the only remaining wing to the Benedictine Monastery, which preceded St Margaret’s Church. The gateway was opened up in 1974.
In the churchyard of St Margaret’s there is a very good view of the back of the cottages that show echoes of a past building.