History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Esplanade House and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9452 / 51°56'42"N

Longitude: 1.2892 / 1°17'21"E

OS Eastings: 626152

OS Northings: 232525

OS Grid: TM261325

Mapcode National: GBR VQR.2R2

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.9CDM

Entry Name: Esplanade House and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204858

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366554

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

Find accommodation in
Harwich

Listing Text


HARWICH

TM2632NW KING'S QUAY STREET
609-1/2/78 (South West side)
25/09/51 Nos.31 AND 32
Esplanade House and attached
railings

GV II

House with attached iron railings. 'newly built 1813'. Cream
Gault bricks with Welsh slate gambrel roof, the upper part
hipped on the SE end. 3 storeys with attics and cellars and
with complex extension to rear.
EXTERIOR: symmetrical front with continuous parapet and 2
full-height brick bows, each with painted timber entablature
at each storey height. The bows each have 3 grouped
double-hung sash windows with small panes on each floor,
framed by painted timber pilasters and with stone sills. In
the centre, the upper 2 floors each have a double-hung sash
window with small panes and red rubbed brick arches with stone
imposts. The central entrance has a semicircular red brick
arched head on stone imposts, enclosing an Adamesque fanlight.
6-panel door with reeded panel mouldings and reeded pilasters
and frieze. Flight of stone steps with cast-iron handrails and
bootscrapers. Cellars are lit by double-hung sash windows into
an area enclosed by spear-headed cast-iron railings of
segmental plan form echoing the bows. One stack at NW end of
ridgeline.
INTERIOR: substantially unchanged plan form with central hall
leading through semicircular-arched opening to the staircase
placed at right-angles. This is a cantilevered, open-well
stair with stick balusters and wreathed hardwood handrail.
Service stairs in rear. All major rooms have reeded
architraves and skirtings and simple plaster cornices. 2
curved doors with curved reeded architraves survive, perhaps
remnants of an earlier unrealised scheme. Some rooms have
semicircular-headed recesses and cupboards with reeded
surrounds. All first-floor rooms have reeded door architraves
with lions' heads at the intersections.


Listing NGR: TM2615232525

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.