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15,17, Nelson Street

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

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Latitude: 52.7506 / 52°45'2"N

Longitude: 0.3955 / 0°23'43"E

OS Eastings: 561776

OS Northings: 319687

OS Grid: TF617196

Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.JT0

Mapcode Global: WHJP7.14M5

Entry Name: 15,17, Nelson Street

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 26 July 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1221095

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384214

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


610-1/9/146 (West side)
01/12/51 Nos.15 AND 17
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)


House. Possibly C17, re-fronted c1740 for the Browne family of
merchants; later alterations. Occupied by Health Authority
until 1989. Brown brick. Plain tiled roof.
East front of 3 storeys in 6 bays defined by rusticated stone
quoins rising to cornice and parapet.
Entrance off-set to right: engaged Tuscan columns support
pediment above plain frieze. Panelled door below 5-vaned
fanlight is set within a round arch. Sash windows with glazing
bars and gauged skewback arches. Returns have blind windows
and express the chimneybreasts which emerge at the apices of
the gabled roof.
Attached to south is the single-storey No.17, part of the
premises since C19. Two sashes with glazing bars to left of a
timber doorcase supporting a pediment on keystones and a pair
of consoles. Parapet and plain tiled roof. 2 sashes to the top
floor of the north side are mid C18, with glazing bars.
INTERIOR. Door leads into barrel-vaulted passage with one
groined bay. Staircase hall to left containing open well
staircase of wrought-iron balusters and ramped and wreathed
timber handrail. Pedimented ornamental picture surround to
north wall and geometric plaster ceiling of large forms. The
top floor east rooms have re-used small-frame C17 panelling.
Main ground-floor south room with very large-framed panelling,
modillion plaster cornice and mahogany doors. Principal first
floor rooms similar. Roof of rear wing of purlin and rafter
type, the common rafters all cut and replaced in C20. Roof of
front range not accessible.

Listing NGR: TF6177619686

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

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