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Burnham House and Attached Walls

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

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Latitude: 52.7508 / 52°45'2"N

Longitude: 0.3952 / 0°23'42"E

OS Eastings: 561755

OS Northings: 319710

OS Grid: TF617197

Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.JQR

Mapcode Global: WHJP7.14G0

Entry Name: Burnham House and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195435

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384211

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


610-1/9/143 (West side)
01/12/51 Nos.11 AND 13
Burnham House and attached walls


Single house on courtyard plan of late C15, but divided into 2
at early date and re-modelled c1700.
Red brick, partly rendered and colourwashed to the ground
floor facade. Plaintile roofs.
Street front of 2 storeys and dormer attic in 9 irregular
bays. Carriage entrance to flanking lane to left entered
through a passage via a straight-headed opening to street and
a C15 basket arch to rear. North jamb of rear arch is of
ashlar. 2 doorways to ground floor separated by C18 sashes
with glazing bars. Platband at first floor. Six early C18
two-light cross-casements to first floor and a further 2
sashes. Gabled roof with 3 gabled dormers, that to north now
without the gable.
South side of rear courtyard in 2 storeys of 4 bays, the lower
left bay obscured by later lean-to covered passage, resulting
in 3 two-light timber cross casements to ground floor but 4 to
first floor, all c1700. Upper windows retain leaded glazing
and some iron casement catches. Gabled roof.
South gable-end has 3 openings to ground floor: a door to
interior, a 3-light casement and an outside cupboard door. All
details C20, including the ground-floor brickwork. Above is a
C16 timber 5-light mullioned and transomed window with leaded
glazing in contemporary brickwork. Between this gable and the
projecting wing to north (part of No.11) is a single-storey
C19 link recreating the original, but smaller, courtyard
Projecting wing to No.11 with, to courtyard, renewed
fenestration and the line of a blocked window to first floor.
Gabled roof with 3 sloping dormers. North side has a 5-light
late C15 mullioned window under eaves lighting stairwell.
South gable wall with sashes of 1989.
INTERIOR of No.13. Street door discharges into a
tunnel-vaulted passage of C18 origins which terminates in a
winder staircase. Brickwork beneath this is C15. Ground-floor
north room with large-frame early C18 panelling and a doorway
out to courtyard. Panelling repeated to both front first-floor
rooms. Rear wing has plank and muntin partitioning to main
first-floor room. Clasped purlin roof to this wing, partly
renewed 1953.
INTERIOR of No.11. Street door leads via passageway to
courtyard, the house entered by a door into later
single-storey link. Ground-floor front room with re-used C17
small-frame panelling. Room immediately behind (present
kitchen) has large-frame panelling. Rear room with mid C19
plain marble fire surround but mid C18 plaster overmantel with
scrolled side consoles. Mantelpiece on pair of moulded
consoles between which is a wood applique frieze of foliage
trail. Elegant yet determined early C18 open-well staircase:
open string with 2 turned balusters per tread supporting
ramped handrail. Panelled dado ramped to match. First-floor
room in rear wing with small-framed C17 panelling: frieze of
punched decoration clings to strapwork tradition. Passage
occupies courtyard side at this level, allowing access to a
smaller room with similar panelling but a scrolled frieze.
Main front roof of common rafters only and butt purlins, much
renewed, but dating from early C18 remodelling. Running west
from No.13 are the north and south walls of a former late C15
storage building. Red brick. Later repairs. 3 distinct rebated
sections in south wall possibly indicate carriage doorways.
The north side of north wall with remains of two 4-centred
window openings and one blocked doorway under a depressed

Listing NGR: TF6175519709

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

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