St. Margaret's Place
5,624 sq ft(522.49 sq m)
Guide price £995,000

St. Margaret's PlaceKing's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DL

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2019
  • Beautifully and faithfully restored
  • Elegant and well proportioned rooms
  • Garden and off street parking
  • Walking distance to all amenities

A beautifully restored Grade II* listed town house in the historic centre of King's Lynn.

About this property

  • 2 St. Margaret's Place is a magnificent and beautifully restored Grade II* listed town house in the heart of the historic centre of old King's Lynn facing the Minster. Dating from the late 15th century with possible earlier origins the house is essentially 17th century, remodelled in the 18th century it contains some quite superb architectural detail including a fine stair case of circa 1720, a 16th century Jacobean chimney over mantle in the music room, some superb panelling and in particular a magnificent principal reception room, the library, which has a fine quality richly statuary marble chimney piece. This beautifully proportioned room is lit by three large sash windows to the south overlooking a delightful enclosed garden.

    The house was acquired by the current owner in 2007 and has since then been the subject of a significant restoration and refurbishment to a very high standard with much work carried out including upgrading of the plumbing, wiring and heating installations and various work carried out under the supervision of the renowned classical architect John Simpson (architect of The Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace), who created the magnificent library in the manner of Sir John Soane and inspired by that at Aynhoe Park. Great care has been taken throughout the house to enhance and preserve period detail wherever possible and the house has well-arranged and spacious accommodation with three fine reception rooms as well as the central/reception hall. There is a well fitted kitchen/dining room and a total of six bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room.

    Approached through an arch off the Saturday Market Place, the house has ample parking provision, a secluded garden and useful outbuildings which could be converted subject to the necessary planning consents if desired.

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If you have never explored the historic centre of King's Lynn I strongly recommend it and this house is, I think, possibly the best.

Louis de SoissonsProperty agent

Local information

  • King's Lynn, known as Bishop's Lynn until the Reformation, is a well-connected historic Norfolk town which grew rapidly in the medieval period as the westernmost member of the Hanseatic League, a group of primarily German merchant cities in the Baltic which ran a trade monopoly in much of northern Europe from the 12th to the 16th centuries. Today, with around 35,000 inhabitants, it is still a working port, loading bulk grain for European ports and also retains a fishing fleet, mainly for shellfish. The town is well served by excellent shops and banking facilities and is famous for the King's Lynn Art Festival in the summer. There are frequent train services to Ely, Cambridge and London. It is the only British town with two medieval guildhalls, one of which, The Guild of Holy Trinity, was built in the 1420s in the Saturday Market Place. It is essentially a town of substantial private houses of the 15th and 16th centuries, many remodelled in the 17th and 18th centuries. It's historic core between the Saturday Market on the south and the Tuesday Market on the north is remarkably untouched. Cambridge is 45 miles and Ely is 31 miles by road.

Additional information

  • Detailed historical notes are available on request.
  • Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.
  • EPC Exempt