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Old Customs House

A Grade II Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9466 / 51°56'47"N

Longitude: 1.2858 / 1°17'8"E

OS Eastings: 625915

OS Northings: 232662

OS Grid: TM259326

Mapcode National: GBR VQK.V79

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.7BMM

Entry Name: Old Customs House

Listing Date: 20 June 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187936

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366628

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


609-1/1/114 (South West side)
20/06/72 Nos.1 AND 2
Old Customs House


Two houses, former customs house. Early C19 and possibly
earlier. Red Flemish-bond brickwork with Gault brick
dressings. Roof of clay plain tiles, gabled at SE and hipped
to NW. 2 storeys with attics and cellars. Symmetrical handed
pair with 2 flat-roofed dormers behind parapet.
EXTERIOR: front has 4-window range of recessed double-hung
sash windows with small panes, the central part, with 2
windows breaking forward slightly. All windows have flat
rubbed brick arches and elongated brick keystones which, on
first floor, link with projecting string band below parapet.
Ground floor has 2 similar windows in other parts of facade
and 2 recessed entrances with keystones above and tall
contemporary doors with 6 raised-and-fielded panels above 2
flush panels.
Raised platform in front of doors, 2 lateral stair flights of
4 stone steps and simple cast- and wrought-iron handrails.
High tarred plinth with moulded top.
North-west flank has similar detail and 3 similar windows with
keystones and C19 red brick, 2-storey lean-to block with Welsh
slate roof, and 2 unequally subdivided horizontally sliding
casements under segmental-arched heads. 3 small irregularly
placed stacks and 2 rooflights in NW roof face.
INTERIOR: No.2 has 2 very large bridging joists and small
floor joists possibly predating front.

Listing NGR: TM2591532662

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