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5, King Street

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7542 / 52°45'15"N

Longitude: 0.3934 / 0°23'36"E

OS Eastings: 561621

OS Northings: 320085

OS Grid: TF616200

Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.B8C

Mapcode Global: WHJP7.01MD

Entry Name: 5, King Street

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220161

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384140

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


KING'S LYNN

TF6120SE KING STREET
610-1/7/69 (West side)
01/12/51 No.5

GV II*

House, now offices. Mid C18 with mid C19 top storey.
Buff brick facade, red brick otherwise. Slate roof.
3 storeys and dormer attic in 4 bays. Pedimented doorcase to
left standing on engaged Ionic columns below a metope frieze.
3 sashes to ground floor and 4 to first floor, all with
glazing bars and under gauged skewback arches. Stone bracket
cornice at original height of building. C19 top floor is lit
through four horned sashes with glazing bars and gauged
skewback arches. Dentil cornice below pierced brick parapet.
Gabled roof with two gabled dormers. Internal gable-end
stacks.
INTERIOR. Passageway entrance leads to rear and a square
staircase hall. Very fine C18 staircase round open well. Open
string. 2 turned balusters per tread, the tread ends with
scroll carving. Ramped and wreathed handrail. Matching dado
panelling. Fluted Ionic engaged columns support staircase at
each turn. Gallery formed at first floor. Round-arched
staircase window at this level, with glazing bars. Plaster
modillion coving and elaborate chandelier rose. Ground floor
front room is enriched with large-frame panelling. Over
fireplace is an eared plaster picture frame on brackets with
flanking scrolled consoles. Within apron is a fruit and flower
swag, above is another, and fruit and flower trails decorate
the sides. Main room above with similar plasterwork and
panelling. Remainder of principal rooms also with large-framed
panelling. Front range and rear wings with staggered butt
purlin roofs.


Listing NGR: TF6162120084

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

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