Courthouse / Gaolhouse

15 Oct 2000
Courthouse, Saturday Market Place, Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn And West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ
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Gaolhouse, Saturday Market Place, Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn And West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TF6119NE SATURDAY MARKET PLACE 610-1/9/198 (North side) 01/12/51 Gaolhouse (Formerly Listed as: SATURDAY MARKET PLACE Courthouse)


Courthouse and prison, now offices and exhibition centre. 1784 by William Tuck. Gault brick with ashlar dressings. Plain tiled roof. 3 storeys in 5 bays. Rusticated quoins and string courses between each floor. Central rusticated field rising into first floor to terminate in an open pediment: arched doorway to ground floor below a recessed panel containing iron shackles and chains. Under pediment is a barred lunette. This grille pattern repeated in fanlight of the panelled door. Fenestration of sashes with glazing bars and gauged skewback arches. Low parapet with a stone achievement bearing a sundial arm. Gabled roof with internal gable-end stacks. INTERIOR. Prison yard to rear entered through an iron-clad lattice door with original fittings. Rectangular yard enclosed by high walls of surrounding buildings now contains brick cell block of 1937. Within west and north walls of court are four C18 cells. Round-headed brick openings contain iron-clad timber doors flanked by shuttered iron lattice grilles. 3 western cells have groin-vaulted interiors, northern one has flat brick ceiling.

Listing NGR: TF6172919860


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


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