Record Details

NHER Number:12083
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Welwick House, Union Street

Summary

An early 18th century brick mansion with various alterations. The house was a school during the early 19th century before housing the town museum from the mid 19th century onwards. After the collapse of St James' Workhouse in 1854 the house was used to shelter some of the workhouse inmates. The house was demolished in the late 20th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6198 1953
Map Sheet:TF61NW
Parish:KING’S LYNN, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Dated 1743, but part may have been earlier. Good staircase. Late 18th century stair turret and 19th century additions.
Used in its history as school, temporary workhouse, and museum. Originally a mansion predating surrounding street plan. Now demolished.
Detailed history with (S1) in file.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MUSEUM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCHOOL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WORKHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Ingleby, H.. 1924. The Treasures of Lynn. p 8.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: RCHM. 1964. RCHM Survey.

Related records - none

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