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Burkitt Homes

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

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Latitude: 52.7524 / 52°45'8"N

Longitude: 0.394 / 0°23'38"E

OS Eastings: 561671

OS Northings: 319888

OS Grid: TF616198

Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.JFD

Mapcode Global: WHJP7.02XR

Entry Name: Burkitt Homes

Listing Date: 7 June 1972

Last Amended: 26 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210433

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384253

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


610-1/9/186 (East side)
07/06/72 Burkitt Homes
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1-12 (Even)
Burkitt Homes)


12 almshouses. 1909. Built for and endowed by William Burkitt
in memory of his uncle of the same name. Red brick. Machine
tile roofs. Quadrangle plan. Symmetrical entrance facade to
street composed of a 2-storey central gatehouse with
single-storey wings extending 3 bays right and left. Gatehouse
entered through a 4-centred arch. Polygonal angle turrets and
2 further polygonal engaged turrets flanking arch. Mullioned
windows. Crenellated facade. Side wings with mullioned
windows, gabled roofs and 2 ridge stacks each. Crenellated
screen walls extend right and left, with pedestrian entrances.
Under entrance arch is a commemorative plaque giving details
quoted above. East range of court with a twin-gabled centre
lit through two 4-light mullioned windows. Entrance doors to
each house under heavy moulded timber hoods.

Listing NGR: TF6167119888

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

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