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High House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9454 / 51°56'43"N

Longitude: 1.2892 / 1°17'20"E

OS Eastings: 626150

OS Northings: 232541

OS Grid: TM261325

Mapcode National: GBR VQK.W7Q

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.9CDJ

Entry Name: High House

Listing Date: 30 June 1964

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204838

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366553

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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Listing Text


HARWICH

TM2632NW KING'S QUAY STREET
609-1/2/77 (South West side)
30/06/64 Nos.29 AND 30
High House

GV II*

House, former pair of houses, attached railings and lantern
holders. c1820. Brick, part Roman cement and with 2 parallel
gambrel Welsh slate roofs. 3 storeys with basement and attics.
3 flat-roofed dormers with C20 small pane casements.
EXTERIOR: front is of Gault Flemish-bond brickwork with
rusticated rendered ground floor, plain rendered parapet and
entablature, with slightly projecting edge pilaster strips.
3-window range of recessed double-hung sashes with small
panes, stone sills and flat rubbed brick arches. On the ground
floor the windows are inset under segmental moulded arches,
their ends resting on a simple cornice. Main entrance at head
of flight of 4 stone steps has segmental-headed fanlight with
margin glazing and double-leaf contemporary varnished pine
doors with 6 raised-and-fielded panels.
Wrought-iron spear-headed railings enclose the basement area
with rendered piers each with a shell-headed niche flanking
the entrance. On these are large wrought-iron lantern holders
with 4 diagonal console-shaped supports. Railings have
backstays and strengthening panels with cast-iron anthemion
crestings. SW flank and rear of red-brown brick with small
pane double-hung sash windows.
On the SW flank to a passageway is the second dwelling
entrance with a segmental Roman cement arched recess, 5 stone
steps and double doors each with 2 raised-and-fielded panels.
Sidelights between console-like door posts and large
rectangular 3-light fanlight with margin glazing. Iron
shoescraper adjoins.
INTERIOR: very complete and unaltered with 2 similar, simple
cantilevered open-well staircases, with semicircular landings,
column newels and stick balusters. One ground-floor room has
moulded cornice and early C19 fireplace. Principal first-floor
room has elaborate plaster cornice, contemporary skirtings and
doors with reeded architraves, paterae at corners and moulded
over-cornices. Another first-floor room has contemporary
marble fireplace with roundels. Second-floor fireplace with
cast-iron Art Nouveau surround and projecting moulded timber
overmantel. On the rear there are small basement areas
lighting via small pane double-hung sash windows. 2 internal
borrowed lights one into stair well. Small slit window on
first floor rear elevation to view church clock. Brick
barrel-vaulted coal cellars under front 'terrace'. Built as 2
unequal houses presumably for members of same family.


Listing NGR: TM2615032541

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