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Clifton House

17 Queen Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1HT
Date and Time
6 May 2022
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Probably the finest surviving merchant's town house in England, Grade I-listed Clifton House provides 'the most remarkable catalogue of building periods from the middle ages onwards' (Pevsner).

As well as Tudor, Stuart and Georgian interiors and a magnificent staircase by Henry Bell, the tour includes the famous Elizabethan tower with its Jacobean murals and spectacular views.

The house was begun in 1250 and subsequently remodelled by owners up to the Georgian period. The huge medieval wine cellar is the earliest brick structure in Norfolk; the kitchen has the largest domestic medieval tiled pavement in England (visible through hatches) and the five-storey tower, built in the 1570s, is unique. After half a century of institutional use the property is now the home of Simon Thurley and Anna Keay, and is being restored as a family house.

Tickets include a tour of the house and the Elizabethan tower led by the owners, followed by tea, coffee and cakes.

Event organiser is Clifton House.

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