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15a, King Street

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

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Latitude: 52.7546 / 52°45'16"N

Longitude: 0.3934 / 0°23'36"E

OS Eastings: 561620

OS Northings: 320129

OS Grid: TF616201

Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.B87

Mapcode Global: WHJP7.01M2

Entry Name: 15a, King Street

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 26 July 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298219

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384154

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


610-1/7/83 (West side)
01/12/51 No.15A
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Nos.13 & 15A)


House, now art gallery and associated workshop. Early C16
origins, reworked early C18.
Brick with coursed limestone facade of 2 storeys and dormer
attic in 3 bays, the entrance in rear courtyard shared with
No.15 and reached from carriageway in No.15.
Front consists of 3 flush-frame sashes each floor, with
glazing bars. Overhanging plain timber eaves cornice with lead
flat. Gabled roof of C19 plaintiles. One gabled dormer with a
sash window. North stack shared with No.15. First-floor of
north courtyard elevation with a thin Venetian window with
glazing bars.
INTERIOR. Most of rear range dominated by a large staircase
hall lit by the Venetian window. Remarkable open-well
cantilevered staircase. Open string, the strings carved with
sea-dragons. 2 turned balusters per tread with tapering fluted
spindles. Newels are circular section and are reeded and
fluted. Ramped and wreathed handrail with matching dado rail.
At first floor the balustrade returns to form south gallery
affording close view of fine plaster chandelier rose in form
of deeply undercut floral swathes and tight floral boss.
Floral coving runs round room. Ground-floor east room (to
street) with plaster coving detailed with floral motifs at
intervals. Eccentric bridging beam plastered in a similar way.
2 panelled doors. Chimneypiece with tapering pilasters and 3
deep recesses to frieze. Minimal plaster decoration. Room
above with large-frame panelling.

Listing NGR: TF6162020128

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

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