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1, St Margaret's Place

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

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Latitude: 52.7519 / 52°45'6"N

Longitude: 0.3944 / 0°23'39"E

OS Eastings: 561696

OS Northings: 319829

OS Grid: TF616198

Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.JHS

Mapcode Global: WHJP7.1325

Entry Name: 1, St Margaret's Place

Listing Date: 7 June 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195390

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384293

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


610-1/9/240 (West side)
07/06/72 No.1


House in several builds, possibly once in separate occupation,
various accretions providing a small courtyard to rear. In
1982 became offices serving the Magistrates Court in College
Lane. Sited on junction of St Margaret's Place and College
Lane. College Lane building late C15, altered and with west
gable rebuilt 1982 to abut new magistrates court. Brick with
areas of conglomerate and ashlar. Pantiled roof.
North front of 2 storeys in 3 wide bays. Ground-floor east bay
with a modest added entrance extension with C20 door and
window. 2 sashes to right, the first a tripartite C20
replacement. 3 mullioned timber windows to first floor. Gabled
Rear opens onto courtyard. Much C15 brick walling evident. One
casement and one sash to ground floor in inserted openings
under late C20 soldier arches. Between them is a blocked
doorway under a depressed arch with a segmental relieving arch
above. Above and to the left of this is a blocked round-arched
window, repeated as a recess in the interior. One 4-light
mullioned window to right at first floor.
INTERIOR. Apart from the window recess one room has early C17
masons' mitre small-framed panelling to each of its 3 walls.
The panels have incised bead-edging. The other wall (to the
west) has been opened into an adjacent room under a rolled
steel joist.
Portion of house on corner of the street substantially
mid-C17. 2 storeys. 2 bays to College Lane and one bay to St
Margaret's Place, the whole ingeniously contrived to present a
gable-end to each front. College Lane front: 2 ground-floor
C18 sashes with exposed boxes and glazing bars are set beneath
C17 moulded hoods. 2 similar moulded hoods above and one to
attic, all with blocked windows. Gabled pantile roof with
returns to former east and west parapets. St Margaret's Lane
front with a C20 tripartite sash to ground and one mid C18
sash with glazing bars to first and attic storeys above.
Gabled roof again with a brick stack at junction of the 2
gables. Blocked 2-light mullioned cellar window.
To south is a 2-storey, 5-bay mid C18 addition in red brick
and plaintile roof (pantiles to rear) fronting St Margaret's
Place. Central panelled door in doorcase with panelled
reveals. Plain Ionic pilasters support broken pediment.
Fanlight. Sashes with glazing bars and gauged skewback arches.
Timber modillion eaves cornice below gabled roof. The rear
opens into courtyard through an outshut under a catslide roof,
which was once the rear wall of a C16 brick building. 2
round-arched sashes inserted in C18 to the ground floor, with
glazing bars, that to south opened into a door late in C20.
Above are two C20 plate-glass windows.
INTERIOR. Minor details only of C18. Early C19 staircase with
stick balusters and ramped and wreathed handrail. The flights
above the ground floor are entirely late C20 copies. South
again is a late C18 two-storey, 2-bay, brown brick extension
also fronting St Margaret's Place. No door. 2 sashes each
floor with glazing bars and gauged skewback arches. Timber
eaves cornice below gabled slate roof. Internal gable-end
stack to south. The rear forms the south side of the

Listing NGR: TF6169619829

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