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32, Church Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9469 / 51°56'48"N

Longitude: 1.2862 / 1°17'10"E

OS Eastings: 625938

OS Northings: 232698

OS Grid: TM259326

Mapcode National: GBR VQK.VC1

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.7BTC

Plus Code: 9F33W7WP+PF

Entry Name: 32, Church Street

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298478

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366483

Location: Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12

County: Essex

District: Tendring

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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Description



HARWICH

TM2532NE CHURCH STREET
609-1/1/16 (South West side)
25/09/51 No.32

GV II

House, early C19. Red Flemish-bond brickwork with traces of
tuck pointing. Slate hipped roof largely concealed behind high
parapets. 3 storeys with cellars.
EXTERIOR: the asymmetrical front has, on second floor, 3
regularly spaced square recessed double-hung sash windows with
6 panes under slightly curved rubbed brick arches. The central
window is blind with painted simulated panes. First floor has
3 similar but conventionally proportioned 12-pane windows. 2
similar windows on ground floor and black plinth with 2 cellar
accesses, boarded infill with round vent holes. Off-centre
pedimented doorcase with moulded architrave and pulvinated
frieze. 2 stone steps and contemporary slightly recessed door
with 4 raised-and-fielded panels and 2 glazed lights. Flanks
and soffit of recess panelled and iron recessed boot scraper
in plinth.
INTERIOR: very complete, entrance passage with distorted
semicircular rear arch on panelled pilasters. Framed side
partition. One door has reeded architrave with paterae in
corners. Main front room has contemporay plaster cornice.
Original, generous dogleg stair in rear with column newels,
bracket tread-ends and hardwood handrail. Stair is lit by
large, rebuilt, double-hung sash window in rear wall with
margin glazing and reeded surround.
Either side of stairs are small contemporary closets with
borrowed light via square margin-glazed windows with coloured
glass inserts. One closet formed lobby to former gallery
linking with the Admiral's Ballroom in West Street (not
included). On first floor 2 linked doors within
elliptical-headed recess with painted architrave. Front
first-floor room (now subdivided) has early C19 marble
fireplace with panelled pilasters, corner roundels and mantel
shelf.


Listing NGR: TM2593832698

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