Bishop's Lynn House

15 Oct 2000
Bishop's Lynn House, 18 Tuesday Market Place, Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn And West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE30 1JL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TF6120SE TUESDAY MARKET PLACE 610-1/7/267 (West side) 01/12/51 No.18 Bishop's Lynn House


House, now offices. Late C14 or C15 cellars. Original house divided into 2 properties in late C16, purchased 1725 by the merchant William Bagge, who immediately re-fronted the south half of facade. House converted into one property c1760, northern half rebuilt for Thomas Bagge 1803-4 probably by S Newham & Son. Rear wing demolished 1975. Red and brown brick. Slate roof. South half of east front of 3 storeys in 5 bays. Central panelled door in brick doorcase with Tuscan pilasters and metope frieze below pediment. Recessed sashes with concealed boxes are replacements, possibly of 1803: glazing bars, gauged skewback arches and brick aprons. Heavy cornice below attic storey. Parapet conceals gabled roof.Internal south gable-end stack. North part of 1803-4 in brown brick. 3 storeys in 4 bays, 3 bays of which make up a full height bow to north. Sashes with glazing bars and gauged skewback arches. No doorway. Parapet. Internal gable-end north stack. INTERIOR. Fittings c1725-30. Passage leads from door to staircase hall, the passage with large-framed panelling terminating in a panelled door below a 6-vaned fanlight. Kentian chimneypiece in west wall with central mask in frieze flanked by acorn and leaf swags. Open string staircase with 3 bobbin and turned balusters to each tread. Wide moulded ramped and wreathed handrail returns to balcony at north end. Various blocked windows on north side indicate that former rear wing was a later addition. Cellar runs under north part of house parallel to Page Stair Lane. Rectangular with 2 octagonal brick piers each supporting 8 chamfered ribs arching to wall piers on polygonal bases. Wall arches are 4-centred. Eastern half has later brick partitions obscuring the plan. C18 steps lead up to Page Stair Lane and a door.

Listing NGR: TF6164820361


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0272 IOE Records taken by Graham Brown; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Graham Brown. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Brown, Graham

Rights Holder: Brown, Graham


Brick, Slate, Medieval House, Tudor Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Cellar, Unassigned, Building Component, Building, Merchants House, Office