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14, 15 and 16, Church Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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Latitude: 51.946 / 51°56'45"N

Longitude: 1.2877 / 1°17'15"E

OS Eastings: 626050

OS Northings: 232604

OS Grid: TM260326

Mapcode National: GBR VQK.VTK

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.8CM1

Plus Code: 9F33W7WQ+93

Entry Name: 14, 15 and 16, Church Street

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204067

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366477

Location: Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12

County: Essex

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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609-1/2/10 (South West side)
25/09/51 Nos.14, 15 AND 16


House, now 2 dwellings. Late medieval, C17 and early C19.
Timber-framed and plastered with clay plain tile roof. Two
storeys with attics and cellars.
EXTERIOR: front has 2 hipped dormers with double-hung sash
windows and small panes. Projecting painted timber cornice
concealing gutter with frieze of little arches. First floor
has 4 irregularly spaced flush double-hung sash windows with
small panes and panelled treatment of plaster. Ground floor
has 3 shop-like windows (one curved and recessed) all with
small panes. 2 entrance doors with early C19 and flat hoods
and have 2 flush panels above 4 raised-and-fielded panels.
On the rear 2 linked extensions of 2 storeys with attics
gabled in clay plain tiles, one a further extension of an
earlier projection. The gables of these are of black
weatherboarding. Large brick stack rises from junction of
northernmost and main roof.
INTERIOR: some late medieval framing exposed inside, probably
an open hall house with formerly jettied cross wing to NW.
This had central partition and doors in outer edges of
partition as parlour/service combined. Eaves height raised in
early C17 and large room part in No.14 and part in No.15 was
given trabeated plaster ceiling with roses, fleurs-de-lys,
circular pendants and foliage decorations.
The north-western extension is contemporary and of
two-and-a-half storey format and has similar ceiling. Southern
flank wall has remnants of former 4-light window with mullion
mortices composed of a circular hole and a small rectangular
hole. Unpainted Chinese Chippendale dogleg staircase and some
C17 panelling in both units. On the ground floor of No.14 is a
reused C17 bressumer with quadrant profile and decorated with
continuous foliage pattern. In centre is shield-like motif
with date 1606 with intial 'S' superimposed and initials 'TE'
below. Probably a former jetty bressumer.

Listing NGR: TM2605032604

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