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Latitude: 51.9475 / 51°56'50"N
Longitude: 1.2865 / 1°17'11"E
OS Eastings: 625956
OS Northings: 232764
OS Grid: TM259327
Mapcode National: GBR VQK.VFF
Mapcode Global: VHLCG.79ZX
Plus Code: 9F33W7WP+XH
Entry Name: Number 26 and Frontage Wall to South East
Listing Date: 25 September 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1281089
English Heritage Legacy ID: 366536
Location: Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12
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
Tagged with: Building
TM2532NE KING'S HEAD STREET
609-1/1/59 (North East side)
and frontage wall to south-east
House and frontage wall to SE. Early and late C16.
timber-framed and rendered with gabled plain clay tile roof. 2
storeys with attics with 2-storey extensions of rear and SE
EXTERIOR: gabled front elevation has 2-light casement to
attic, double-hung sash window with 2 vertical glazing bars to
first floor and entrance with moulded surround and 6-panel
door. Southern flank extension has richly moulded frieze
window on 3 exposed sides above a lean-to machine-made clay
plain tile roof and C19 double-hung sash window in former door
opening. This is linked to a high, ancient, knapped flint
front boundary wall also linking to No.27 (qv). The rear of
this wall reveals rubble construction.
INTERIOR: 2-bay high quality timber-frame, at right-angles to
street with spine beam in rear bay. Probably originally
jettied to street. All posts are jowled and principal timbers
are flat-chamfered with plain stops. A crown post with
straightish arch braces has been reused to support ceiling on
first floor. Door of elaborate linenfold panelling is now on
ground floor. Until recently a brick spiral staircase (as part
of stack) existed behind rear of C16 wing. 2-storey rear
extension probably of C18 with gabled clay plain tile roof and
The small southern flank extension is of considerable interest
and is a box-like structure, windowed on the 3 sides of upper
floor. Elaborate moulded 'cornice' at front and rear eaves and
joisted ceiling beneath roof. West front elevation (now
concealed) has 2 short ogee-profile wall braces to a central
stud below the window sill. Cross-wing may have formed part of
a single dwelling with The Alma Inn (qv), to the NW.
(RCHME: Essex NE: London: 1922-: 136 (22)).
Listing NGR: TM2595632764
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