Two buildings in King’s Lynn have been given listed status in recognition of their historic and architectural importance.
One of England’s earliest reinforced concrete buildings, on St James Street near Greyfriars Tower, has been listed at Grade II, as has the former Lloyd's Bank at No1 Tuesday Market Place.
The listings are a part of the Heritage Action Zone scheme in King’s Lynn which is working to make the most of the modern medieval town’s historic buildings and areas to boost the local economy.
This former showroom, warehouse and offices of the Building Material Company Ltd was built in 1908 by the Bardell Brothers of King's Lynn.
They used a pioneering technique, constructing one of the earliest reinforced concrete-framed buildings in England.
Similar buildings did not appear more frequently until the 1920s and very few examples remain today.