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High House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Witham, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8006 / 51°48'2"N

Longitude: 0.6415 / 0°38'29"E

OS Eastings: 582229

OS Northings: 214629

OS Grid: TL822146

Mapcode National: GBR QLB.10C

Mapcode Global: VHJJZ.20GG

Entry Name: High House

Listing Date: 1 March 1950

Last Amended: 1 March 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122587

English Heritage Legacy ID: 113550

Location: Witham, Braintree, Essex, CM8

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Witham

Built-Up Area: Witham

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Witham St Nicolas

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

(South-East Side)
High House
TL 8214 1/30 1.3.50.


A C18 red brick house. 2 storeys and cellars. Originally it had 3 storeys
but the upper storey has now been removed and the roof lowered. Before
this was done the house was a particularly complete and interesting example
of C18 work and was exactly copied from a design in Abraham Swan's "Designs
in Architecture' 1757 (vol I plate 15). 5 window range, double-hung sashes
with glazing bars (except ground storey windows lower sashes), in plain
reveals, with flat rubbed brick arches. The central window rises above
a balustraded panel and has a wood moulded and shouldered architrave with
projecting keystones. The central doorway is approached by a flight of
stone steps with one iron handrail remaining and has a wood doorcase and
plain Ionic columns, frieze and a modillion pediment. The doorcase and
window above form a fine central feature. The cellars have ornamental
iron gratings. The rear facade has been built out on the ground storey
in the C20. Roof tiled hipped.

High House forms a group with Nos 22 to 26 (even).

Listing NGR: TL8222914629

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