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26, Church Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9464 / 51°56'47"N

Longitude: 1.2869 / 1°17'12"E

OS Eastings: 625990

OS Northings: 232652

OS Grid: TM259326

Mapcode National: GBR VQK.VKN

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.8B6Q

Entry Name: 26, Church Street

Listing Date: 20 June 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187883

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366481

Location: Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Civil Parish: Harwich

Built-Up Area: Harwich

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: The Harwich Peninsula

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


609-1/1/14 (South West side)
20/06/72 No.26


Trinity House dormitory, former house, c1500 and late C16.
Timber-framed with rendered brick front and roofs or concrete
pantiles with 2 markedly differing ridge lines.
PLAN: 2 storeys with long rear extension with gabled peg-tile
roof and short parallel 2-storey range with slate roof.
EXTERIOR: front has parapet and raised band above first-floor
window heads. 3 double-hung sash windows with small panes and
blind window screen on first floor. Ground floor has 2 similar
windows, a garage door and recessed entrance with 6-panel
door. Early C19 moulded architrave and flat hood. Passage door
with 4 panels and fanlight. Flanks of rear extension have C20
pargeting, possibly a replica of former fragment. One half of
frontage range is one bay of a long wall jetty house of late
C15 or early C16. One flank truss is closed but with former
central door opening on first floor. Other flank was 'open'
with arch braces to tie beams. Roof was of crown post type and
may survive in part.
To rear, at right-angles, is late C16 two-storey timber frame
and 3 bays, formerly jettied at W end with framed bressumer of
one large quadrant moulding.
INTERIOR: the W bay formed one small chamber on each floor and
upper has curious internal wall bracing, curving up from wall
posts and then down to stop at a stud. 'Tye' beams are tenoned
into top plates and substantially contemporary roof with
simple collar rafter couples. One frieze window of 3 lights
survives on flank wall of larger first-floor chamber. Entrance
hall has early C19 arch on shaped corbels with dentilled

Listing NGR: TM2599032652

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