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81,81a,81b, High Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7548 / 52°45'17"N

Longitude: 0.395 / 0°23'42"E

OS Eastings: 561729

OS Northings: 320160

OS Grid: TF617201

Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.BP9

Mapcode Global: WHJP7.10DW

Entry Name: 81,81a,81b, High Street

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 26 July 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195317

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384130

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


610-1/7/63 (West side)
01/12/51 Nos.81, 81A AND 81B
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.81 AND 81A)


Shop with offices above and to rear wing extending west down
north side of Library Court. Early C17, remodelled internally
early C18, mid C19 refronting in Italianate style.
Brick with stone facade. Pantiled and slate roofs.
Facade is No.81 to ground floor with the offices above
numbered No.81A.
3 storeys in 5 bays. C20 shopfront to right of entrance to
Library Court, the entrance having an elaborate architrave
with a heavy hood on scrolled brackets. Cast-iron grille over
door. Main facade lit through sashes with one glazing bar
each, the first-floor windows with alternatly pedimented and
segmentally pedimented hoods. Projecting modillion cornice.
Panelled parapet conceals roof.
In Library Court are 2 ranges, the eastern being domestic
quarters, the western warehouse accommodation, now in retail
2 storeys. West part entered through a panelled door under a
glazed overlight with glazing bars. Panelled doorcase with
scrolled consoles supporting a pedimented hood above triple
keystones. One early C19 sash window to right with glazing
bars. 2 further sashes and a C20 doorway to left of main door.
First floor with 3 similar sashes and a C20 casement over the
main door. Gabled roof.
Western range is former warehouse, now No.81B. Entrance to
right under a loading-bay door. To west end are 2 large early
C18 sash windows: flush frames and glazing bars, the lower
sashes fixed, each with an opening casement. Rebuilt gauged
skewback arches. Two C19 sashes above. Elsewhere are divers
other C19 windows. Gabled roof with 2 gabled dormers in south
roof slope. 3 ridge stacks at intervals in rear ranges.
INTERIOR. First floor room to facade with marble fire
surround. Foliate frieze below mantelpiece. Decorated
overmantel with a swan-necked pediment and hood above an
egg-and-dart frieze. One panelled door right and left with
egg-and-dart surrounds, a frieze above with lions' heads and a
hood. A third door in west wall similar. Large-frame panelling
with dado rail to north, west and south walls. All this c1735.

Listing NGR: TF6172920159

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

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