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Naval House

A Grade II Listed Building in Harwich, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9478 / 51°56'52"N

Longitude: 1.2878 / 1°17'16"E

OS Eastings: 626044

OS Northings: 232808

OS Grid: TM260328

Mapcode National: GBR VQK.VSX

Mapcode Global: VHLCG.89NN

Plus Code: 9F33W7XQ+44

Entry Name: Naval House

Listing Date: 30 June 1964

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298493

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366563

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


609-1/2/87 (North East side)
30/06/64 Naval House


Formerly known as: Municipal Offices.
Offices, former dockyard owner's house. Early C19. Red
Flemish-bond brickwork with hipped Welsh slate roofs. 3
storeys (second storey low attic) with plain parapets and
symmetrical front.
EXTERIOR: second floor has 5-window range and all windows in
the south-western half of the facade are now blind on this and
all floors. The 3 remaining have double-hung sashes with
central vertical glazing bar and all have flat rubbed brick
arches. First floor has central elliptical rubbed brick arch
containing 3 light C20 window with 2 double-hung sash windows
either side.
Ground floor has 2 similar double-hung sash windows, either
side of large, semicircular-arched brick entrance on painted
impost blocks. Door with 6 raised-and-fielded panels under
large Adamesque fanlight. Tarred plinth and flight of 5 steps
(2 stone).
Contemporary lean-to on south-east flank and 2-storey,
slightly recessed block on north-west flank with a double-hung
sash window on each floor and up-curved parapet against main
block. Large stack on southern end of main part.
At the northern corner of the original range is a large mid
C19 three-storey extension in red Flemish-bond brickwork with
block pointing with tripartite and conventional double-hung
sash windows with margin glazing and slate hipped roof. The
rear of the early C19 range has a 3-storey bow projection with
double-hung sash windows with central vertical glazing bars.
In front of this is a 2-storey cast-iron segmental plan
verandah with lead tented roof on lattice supports. At
ground-floor level this has interlocking back stays with
rosettes at intersections (many now missing).
INTERIOR: has semicircular cantilever well staircase with
continuously curved soffit, stick balusters, wreathed handrail
and circular roof light over landing.

Listing NGR: TM2604432808

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

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