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36 and 37, Church Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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Latitude: 51.947 / 51°56'49"N

Longitude: 1.286 / 1°17'9"E

OS Eastings: 625922

OS Northings: 232712

OS Grid: TM259327

Mapcode National: GBR VQK.V8F

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.7BP8

Plus Code: 9F33W7WP+Q9

Entry Name: 36 and 37, Church Street

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204163

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366486

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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609-1/1/19 (South West side)
25/09/51 Nos.36 AND 37


Two unequal sized houses. C16 origins with C17 extensions and
mid C18 remodelling. Timber-framed with red Flemish-bond brick
front and clay plain tile gabled roof. Range to rear with 3
parallel roofs at right-angles to frontage and 3 jettied
gables to rear. 2 storeys and attics.
EXTERIOR: front is symmetrical with plain parapet, modillioned
cornice of moulded brick, projecting string band between
storeys and tarred plinth with moulded coping. Central part
breaks forward with, on each floor, a flush double-hung sash
window with small panes under flat rubbed brick arches with
projecting keystones. Upper floor of each recessed part has a
narrower double-hung sash and blind window opening. Ground
floor of flanks each have similar window and
raised-and-fielded 6-panel door with moulded architraves and
pulvinated frieze (cornice hood of No.37 missing). Substantial
off-centre ridgeline stack and tall stack at southern end of
parapet. Front probably by same builder as Nos 34 & 35 (qv).
Complex consists of C16 or earlier front range, doubled in
depth in early C17. In mid C18 subdivided to form two unequal
houses. Front range of No.36 has chamfered spine beam and one
exposed part, at first floor with jowled top. No.37 has
substantial bridging joist across front range. The now
subdivided rear C17 range is a high quality frame with
quadrant moulded chamfers and lamb's tongue stops on all
horizontal members. The gables are jettied to rear at eaves
level on inward facing jowled posts.
INTERIOR: upper floor formerly one large chamber with central
stack which, rebuilt, appears above ridge of central gable.
No.36 now has mid C18 character with cupboards and L-shaped
doors and 2 corner cupboards with serpentine shelves. That on
ground floor has radiating strips on soffit. First-floor
cupboard has bolection surround and fitted doors. No.37 has
similar mid C18 character with panelled partitions flanking
entrance passage and panelled room with cornice in C17 part.
An area of C17 panelling included panelled door with cockspur
hinges. Overdoor ventilator in passage had panel of
asymmetrical diagonal bars (Chinese Chippendale). Both parts
have tight winder stairs.
Rear of No.36 is 2-storey late C17 extension with gabled clay
plain tile roof with stack at SW end. The NW elevation of this
is of mid C18 red Flemish-bond brickwork with modillioned
cornice. First floor has double-hung sash window with small
panes. Similar but smaller extension on rear of No.37, in
weatherboarding with hipped peg-tile roof and end stack.
(RCHME: Essex: London: 1922-: 135 (6)).

Listing NGR: TM2592232712

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