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6-14, St James' Street

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

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Latitude: 52.7517 / 52°45'6"N

Longitude: 0.3966 / 0°23'47"E

OS Eastings: 561849

OS Northings: 319814

OS Grid: TF618198

Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.K2P

Mapcode Global: WHJP7.2349

Entry Name: 6-14, St James' Street

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210714

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384272

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


610-1/9/219 (South side)
01/12/51 Nos.6-14 (Even)


Row of 5 mid C15 shops, now 3 premises, Nos 6, 8-12 and 14.
Original plan was of a small ground-floor room to street with
an unheated solar or chamber above. Stacks are later
additions. Altered C20.
Timber-framed with brick, rendered and colourwashed. C19
plaintiles to front and to rear of No.14, otherwise rear
slopes are C20 concrete corrugated tiles.
2 storeys. C20 shopfronts. Jettied first floor. No.6 has a
top-hung imitation sash to first floor, Nos 8-12 and 14 with 3
sashes each to this floor. Continuous gabled roof. Early C18
ridge stack at division between Nos 8-12 and 14, and in centre
of roof to No.14. Most of rear taken up by a 2-storey mid C20
brick extension, but part of original wall remains to rear of
No.14, showing a C16 skin of brick with many patches and
repairs. One blocked window with ovolo-moulded timber
INTERIOR. Much altered and opened-out. First floor to Nos 8-12
with studs of thin scantling marking original partitions and
extent of shop. Straight corner braces to principal studs. 3
chamfered tie beams remain. No.14 also opened-out. At east end
of ground floor are 2 blocked 4-centred brick arches
reminiscent of a shop arcade, suggesting, a) that there were
no buildings immediately east in C15 and, b) that the gable
walls were brick.
Studs to first floor define 3 original rooms, probably
individual chambers over separate shops. Roof of rectangular
section crown posts with braces to tie beams. Arched braces to
crown purlin, which is removed for most of its extent. Where
it remains it has mortices for stud partitions. Many renewed
collars and rafters. Roof extends over entire range.

Listing NGR: TF6184919814

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

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