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28,30,32, King Street

A Grade I Listed Building in King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.755 / 52°45'18"N

Longitude: 0.3939 / 0°23'38"E

OS Eastings: 561652

OS Northings: 320175

OS Grid: TF616201

Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.BDH

Mapcode Global: WHJP7.00VR

Entry Name: 28,30,32, King Street

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 26 July 1993

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195291

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384165

Location: King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE30

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Town: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: St Margarets with St Nicholas

Built-Up Area: King's Lynn

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

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Listing Text


610-1/7/94 (East side)
01/12/51 Nos.28, 30 AND 32
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Nos.28, 28A AND 30)
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)


House; of stone, c1180, possibly with warehouse to ground
floor and hall above, rear extensions C14-C16, timber-framed
shopfront to southern half of facade (Nos 28-30) late C14,
early C19 brick skin to north part (No.32). Restored 1978-82.
2-storey timber-framed element of facade. 3 bays each side of
central doorway formed of vertical studs with rectangular top
lights. Studs with filled mortices for pentice hood.
Colourwashed brick first floor infill. Studs with straight
braces and 2 renewed windows. Gabled plain tiled roof.
Northern part of early C19. Colourwashed brick. 3 storeys.
Panelled doors to right and left, the former led to a
passageway. Fenestration of horned sashes. Gabled slate roof.
Rear roof slopes all of pantiles. 2-storeyed gabled rear
wings, both lower than the front ranges. A third to the south
INTERIOR. Dominated by Norman hall which runs from the north
wall of No.32 to centre of timber-framed element, the main
entrance passage running immediately south of the south wall
of hall. Limestone and brick. North and south walls with a
pair of round arches in freestone standing on short chamfered
piers with spurs. Arches to ground-floor at south end now
missing (presumably when shopfront was built), and only
springer of west upper arch remains. North wall arches all
complete. Hall split into 2 by insertion of north-south wall
c1400: rubblestone. Inserted late C15 brick stack in east wall
south compartment, the east wall itself rebuilt in brick.
South compartment open to roof and late C20 staircase balcony
inserted at north and west at first floor level. Late C14
shop, now offices. Door leads right from entrance passage.
Heavy rough-cut chamfered bridging beam with mortices for
arched braces to principal studs. Heavy joists on straight
braces approach shopfront. North-west corner retains portion
of ashlar.
South cross wing is 2 storeys, open to roof in eastern part.
Inserted brick stack in east wall with external flue. Doorway
to north side under a pointed arch. Open hall with 4 bays of a
crown post roof: square section posts with arched braces to
crown purlin and dropping braces from post to chamfered tie
beams. Blocked fireplace at first floor from pre-restoration
floored layout. Opposing 4-light chamfered mullioned windows
north and south under eaves. North cross wing: retains one
crown post of similar type. An exceptionally rare and notable
example of a C12 upper-hall house in an urban context.

Listing NGR: TF6165220175

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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