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King's Lynn, Norfolk

King's Lynn Conservancy Board; 1897-; King's Lynn, Norfolk

  • GB/153/NM/7596
  • Corporate body
  • 1897-

The King's Lynn Conservancy Board was established as the sole port and harbour authority in 1898 by An Act to constitute a Conservancy Board for the Port and Harbour of King's Lynn; to transfer to and vest in such Board the Powers of the Corporation of King's Lynn relating to the Port and Harbour and all the Powers and Property of the Harbour Mooring or Pilot Commissioners of the Port and of the Body known as Select Trustees appointed under the Eau Brink Act 1831; and for other purposes, 1897.

James Sillett; 1764–1840; artist; of Norwich

  • Person
  • 1764–1840

Born in Norwich, son of James Sillett of Eye, Suffolk. Apprenticed to an heraldic painter in Norwich, before moving to London, but he returned to Norwich in 1801 where he remained until his death, apart from four years when he lived in King's Lynn 1804-1808. In 1801 he married Ann Banyard of East Dereham and they had five children.

A member of the Norwich School of Artists, his work included miniatures, landscapes, and still lifes, but he was best known for his paintings of game, fruit, and flowers. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1796 and 1837, and was involved with the Norwich Society of Artists, serving as vice-president and president. He also worked as a drawing master.