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©  Graham Brown LRPS

IoE Number: 384086
Location: CHAPEL BUILDINGS, 41 CHAPEL STREET
  KINGS LYNN, KINGS LYNN AND WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
Photographer: Graham Brown LRPS
Date Photographed: 29 July 2001
Date listed: 01 December 1951
Date of last amendment: 26 July 1993
Grade II*

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KING'S LYNN TF6120SE CHAPEL STREET 610-1/7/30 (West side) 01/12/51 Nos.37, 39 AND 41 Lattice House (Formerly Listed as: CHAPEL STREET (West side) Nos.37 AND 39) (Formerly Listed as: CHAPEL STREET (West side) No.41 (Chapel Buildings)) GV II* Public house. Constructed c1480 (known to be occupied by 1487) as a single range fronting street, probably as shops with domestic quarters over. Southern cross wing added very quickly, but not as one build, northern cross wing added early C16, centre cross wing C19. The last probably involved demolition of a hall range. Restored 1981-82. Timber-framed with brick infill. Plain tiled and pantiled. Front range 2 storeys, the upper jettied to east and south. Dragon post to south-east corner on moulded base. Doorway right of centre. Two 2-light timber cross casements to left and 3 other windows, all exhibiting various degrees of restoration or replacement. Plain jetty bressumer. Four 2-light timber cross casements to first floor, restored but basically C17. One small C20 casement to extreme right. First floor with arched and straight braces supplementing studs. Brick infill to facade C20. South return similar. One 3-light restored mullioned first-floor casement. Brick nogging at first floor. North return with ashlar quoins and random coursing giving way to brick as height is gained. Gable head completely brick. Gabled roof. Stack on rear slope to left is a C18 or C19 insertion and is rebuilt. Stack on rear slope to the right is C16, probably inserted to heat both front and rear hall. South wing 2 storeys, rendered. 3 mullioned windows of 1982 set within C15 frames, that to east being a 6-light dais window with king mullion and transom rising through both floors. Door to right with a blocked casement above. Gabled roof, its west wall rebuilt. Substantially rebuilt pantiled extensions step down to west from gable end. North wing long range with rubblestone lower courses giving way to brick into second of 2 storeys. Scattered mixed fenestration. Gabled roof. C16 inserted stack emerges through north roof slope, rebuilt. INTERIOR. Each of three medieval ranges with crown post roofs, with differing details and dates, that to south range being the only open hall. Close studded throughout. Full complement of chamfered bridging beams and, generally, plain joists, of which mention will only be made when they depart from usual style. South room fireplace with chamfered bressumer. Dragon beam in south-east corner corresponding to post outside. In south exterior wall is an ogeed C14 niche with chamfered jambs, not in situ. South wing opened to reveal original 2-bay open hall, the storeyed rooms to west jettied into it. Through both runs a continuous crown post roof. Decorated truss to open hall, others plain, the former only described. Wave-moulded tie beam on hollow chamfered arched braces dropping to principal studs. Square section crown post with chamfered corners, thus appearing octagonal. Hollow chamfered arched braces to crown purlin and collars. Secondary rafters only. Eastern crown truss has straight braces to tie beam. North wall with brick fireplace and chamfered bressumer. Front range roof of square section crown posts standing on tie beams with arched braces dropping to principal studs. Arched braces also from posts to ties. Crown purlin supported on arched braces. No collar braces. North range roof with 2 types of crown posts. One type with polygonal chamfered bases standing on cambered ties: square section posts with fillets to each face supporting arched braces to crown purlin and collars. Second type of square section posts with arched braces dropping to the flat tie beams. Arched braces from posts to crown purlin only. Collars. In a first-floor room in this range is red and black stencil fleur-de-lys wall painting. No.41 Chapel Street was listed on 7.6.72.

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