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Latitude: 52.755 / 52°45'18"N
Longitude: 0.3934 / 0°23'36"E
OS Eastings: 561621
OS Northings: 320177
OS Grid: TF616201
Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.B95
Mapcode Global: WHJP7.00MR
Entry Name: Old School Court
Listing Date: 1 December 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1298221
English Heritage Legacy ID: 384159
Location: King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE30
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
TF6120SE KING STREET
610-1/7/88 (West side)
Old School Court
Formerly known as: No.21 King's Lynn High School for Girls
House. Fragments of walling to south side indicate early C17
origins, but now mainly C18. High School for Girls 1902-79,
converted to flats 1982-86.
Brick, the facade rendered and scored to imitate ashlar.
Plaintile roofs. Rusticated quoins throughout.
2 storeys and dormer attic in 5 bays, the central bay strongly
projecting to contain passage to rear. Double-leaf doors with
doorcase of panelled pilaster strips. One sash with glazing
bars over door. 2 similar sashes to each floor right and left
of centre bay, except for those to ground floor left, which
contain plate glass. All windows in thin moulded surrounds.
Modillion timber eaves cornice below gabled roof. The gabled
roof of the centre bay ends in a shouldered gable end with a
doorway leading to a balcony: iron railings. 2 gabled dormers
each side in main roof with sashes with glazing bars. Internal
gable-end stack to left, a rendered C17 stack right of centre
and a small central stack.
North gable wall is late C20 except for a short portion with
its C18 platband. Passageway through a porch has a stone arch
at line of main wall and another marking west exit. Rear
enriched with a copper ogee verandah on 2 octagonal iron
posts. A 2-storey mid C19 block runs west from south end:
sashes with glazing bars and gauged skewback arches. INTERIOR.
Main staircase to north of front range of c1790: open string
with 2 turned balusters to each tread and wreathed handrail.
First floor front room of this part with a late C18 marble
fire-surround sporting a leaf trail (oak) to the sides and a
floral frieze below the mantle. Floral plaster cornice and
acanthus rose. Remainder of rooms in this block not seen.
Listing NGR: TF6162120176
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