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13, King's Head Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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Latitude: 51.947 / 51°56'49"N

Longitude: 1.2867 / 1°17'12"E

OS Eastings: 625975

OS Northings: 232719

OS Grid: TM259327

Mapcode National: GBR VQK.VJ4

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.8B37

Plus Code: 9F33W7WP+RM

Entry Name: 13, King's Head Street

Listing Date: 30 June 1964

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298486

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366526

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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609-1/1/50 (South West side)
30/06/64 No.13


House, early C17. Timber-framed and plastered rear of stained
weatherboarding. 3 storeys attics and cellars with gabled
plain clay tile roof.
EXTERIOR: front is jettied on each floor with C19 painted
timber fascias. Second floor has 2 metal casements each of 6
horizontal panes. First floor, 2 double-hung sash windows with
small panes. Ground floor has 2 square double-hung sash
windows with small panes and off-centre C20 hardwood door with
eared architrave. Large rectangular C19 stack against SE
flank, partly rendered.
To rear, 3-storey stained weatherboarded stair tower and
asymmetrical rear gable. Projecting to rear of this is a
2-storey timber-framed extension with rendered walls, gabled
peg tile roof and clay pantiled roofed lean-to. Also a larger
concrete pantile roofed extension and single-storey outhouse.
A 2-bay good quality timber-framed building with
stop-chamfered corner posts and chamfered spine beams.
INTERIOR: central partition, on ground floor of pieces of old
panelling formed one side of cross passage to rear stair
tower. In the NW corner, against rear wall is C17 stack with
later fireplaces. On 2nd floor, the central bridging joist is
supported on inward facing jowls. Stair tower has short length
of balustrade with turned balusters. Roof is of 5 bays with 2
joggled purlins within each bay and single curved collars.
South gable is a 'fire-wall' masonry structure, now rendered.
C19 corner cupboard with serpentine shelves in rear
ground-floor room. Cellar retains original bridging joist,
spine beams and some square section joists with soffit tenoned
joists with diminished haunches. Halved and bridled scarf
joint in rear plate. Contrary to local opinion all 3 floors
appear to be one build. Cast-iron C19 yard pump against rear
flank to former rainback.
(RCHME: Essex NE: 1922-: 136 (19)).

Listing NGR: TM2597532719

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