The present buildings have been on the site since at least the 1800’s serving as warehousing and workers cottages. The apartment building is recorded as having been used for many purposes including a furniture repository, a malting and even as an extension class room facility for the King’s Lynn High School for Girls in the 1940’s and 50’s.

Trenowath Place is situated between Kings Street and the Great Ouse river which is a tidal river feeding out to the Wash and the North Sea making it an important port, fishing and ship building area in the 16th & 17th century.

Earlier history of the area is a little vague but the adjacent Customs House was built in 1683 and many large merchant houses in the area of Kings Street and the famous Tuesday Market place reflect the prosperous times that Kings Lynn enjoyed at that time.