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22 and 22a, Church Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9463 / 51°56'46"N

Longitude: 1.2873 / 1°17'14"E

OS Eastings: 626017

OS Northings: 232638

OS Grid: TM260326

Mapcode National: GBR VQK.VPK

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.8BDT

Plus Code: 9F33W7WP+GW

Entry Name: 22 and 22a, Church Street

Listing Date: 30 June 1964

Last Amended: 18 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204093

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366480

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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609-1/2/13 (South West side)
30/06/64 Nos.22 AND 22A
(Formerly Listed as:
(South West side)
Duke's Head Inn)


Two houses (formerly one), former public house. Late C15, C17,
and C18. Timber-framed and plastered with painted brick front.
Gabled roof of clay plain tiles. Two storeys with attics and
EXTERIOR: front has 3 pedimented dormers with modillioned
cornices and C20 six-pane side-hung casements. At eaves a
painted timber modillioned cornice and raised brick storey
height band over southern part of facade. Centre of facade
breaks forward slightly with flush double-hung sash with wide
glazing bars on first floor. The ground floor here is slightly
wider with an elliptical door opening with projecting keystone
and impost blocks. The 6-panel door is recessed with 4
raised-and-fielded panels over 2 flush panels. Fanlight has 5
radial glass panes. The southern recessed part has tripartite
double-hung sash windows with small panes on each floor and
cellar trap. The northern recessed part has similar tripartite
over a C19 public house front incorporating a further
tripartite double-hung sash (formerly in flank elevation).
The public house front has a simple fascia with console end
stops and canted entrance door on corner with Currents Lane.
Cast-iron C19 street name plate on wall above. 2-storey gabled
extension at rear and single-storey part-slate, part-clay
pantiled former public house outbuilding.
INTERIOR: timber-framing exposed in No.22 with, on SE flank, a
wall of good studwork with 2 door openings, one with 4-centred
arch head (parlour door?). Spine beam has broad flat chamfers.
Probably a frame of 2 wide bays unjettied. Rear wall stack
with chamfered marled beam part exposed on rear of c1600. C19
staircase with bold turned balusters. Ventilator screen over
partition on first floor of short turned bobbins. C17
panelling on south-east flank wall.
First floor has double spine beams of C17 with elaborate
chamfer stops and moulded spreader blocks with waggon chamfer
decorations. Part of framed gable wall exposed in attic and
roof of reused late medieval and C17 rafters.
Chamfered spine beams also exposed in No.22A and a substantial
rear wall post on first floor. Old etched glass from public
house use, reused in this unit. Cellar has rubble stone walls.
In early phases, complex probably included Nos 20 & 21 (qv).
(RCHME: Essex NE: London: 1922-: 135 (9)).

Listing NGR: TM2601732638

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