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©  Graham Brown LRPS

IoE Number: 384336
Location: DUKE'S HEAD HOTEL, 5,6 TUESDAY MARKET PLACE (east side)
  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: 01 December 1951
Grade II*

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KING'S LYNNTF6120SETUESDAY MARKET PLACE610-1/7/259(East side)

KING'S LYNN TF6120SE TUESDAY MARKET PLACE 610-1/7/259 (East side) 01/12/51 Nos.5 AND 6 Duke's Head Hotel GV II* Inn. Newly built in 1683 for Sir John Turner, attributed to Henry Bell, but this is dubious. Brick, rendered and colourwashed to facade. Slate roofs. Originally built round a central courtyard with timber-framed galleries providing access to rooms. Greatly rebuilt and altered since. 3 storeys and dormer attic in 9 bays, the centre 3 broken forward under a broken segmental pediment. Rising from this is a pediment above an oval attic light. Quoins to all main corners. Centre ground floor with 2 segmental arches on brick pilaster strips, the left one used as C20 entrance. Three 2-light cross casements to left, 3 horned sashes to right. First-floor windows all 2-light cross casements with floral scrolled plaster lintels. Centre window elaborated with pilaster surround and broken segmental pediment with laurel wreath and coat-of-arms. Second-floor windows are 2-light mullioned casements. Acanthus modillion eaves cornice. Hipped roof with 2 small hipped dormers. Cut-down ridge stack; further stacks to north and south roof slopes. North return wall in Market Lane of indeterminate brick bonding. Various sashes scattered about, some in flush frames. INTERIOR. Former courtyard reduced to a rump by later building. At first floor are 2 round columns embedded in wall to north side of former court and are only remains of outer edge of the timber gallery. Fine closed-string staircase to left of entrance hall in north-west corner of 1683-4. Rises through 2 floors. Turned bulbous balusters with wide unmoulded handrail and square panelled newels. Contemporary large-frame fielded dado panelling. Principal first-floor room to west (Nelson Room) fitted with large-frame bolection-moulded panelling. 2 pine chimneypieces also with bolection mouldings. All this 1683-4. Main lounge to ground floor with large-frame panelling of 1967.

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