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© Mr Alan Francis Polaine

IoE Number: 384253
Location: BURKITT HOMES, 1-12 QUEEN STREET
  KINGS LYNN, KINGS LYNN AND WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
Photographer: Mr Alan Francis Polaine
Date Photographed: 12 June 2006
Date listed: 07 June 1972
Date of last amendment: 26 July 1993
Grade II

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KING'S LYNN TF6119NE QUEEN STREET 610-1/9/186 (East side) 07/06/72 Burkitt Homes (Formerly Listed as: QUEEN STREET Nos.1-12 (Even) Burkitt Homes) GV II 12 almshouses. 1909. Built for and endowed by William Burkitt in memory of his uncle of the same name. Red brick. Machine tile roofs. Quadrangle plan. Symmetrical entrance facade to street composed of a 2-storey central gatehouse with single-storey wings extending 3 bays right and left. Gatehouse entered through a 4-centred arch. Polygonal angle turrets and 2 further polygonal engaged turrets flanking arch. Mullioned windows. Crenellated facade. Side wings with mullioned windows, gabled roofs and 2 ridge stacks each. Crenellated screen walls extend right and left, with pedestrian entrances. Under entrance arch is a commemorative plaque giving details quoted above. East range of court with a twin-gabled centre lit through two 4-light mullioned windows. Entrance doors to each house under heavy moulded timber hoods.

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