14, 15 And 16 Church Street

29 May 2002
14, 15 And 16 Church Street, Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12 3DS
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TM2632NW CHURCH STREET 609-1/2/10 (South West side) 25/09/51 Nos.14, 15 AND 16


House, now 2 dwellings. Late medieval, C17 and early C19. Timber-framed and plastered with clay plain tile roof. Two storeys with attics and cellars. EXTERIOR: front has 2 hipped dormers with double-hung sash windows and small panes. Projecting painted timber cornice concealing gutter with frieze of little arches. First floor has 4 irregularly spaced flush double-hung sash windows with small panes and panelled treatment of plaster. Ground floor has 3 shop-like windows (one curved and recessed) all with small panes. 2 entrance doors with early C19 and flat hoods and have 2 flush panels above 4 raised-and-fielded panels. On the rear 2 linked extensions of 2 storeys with attics gabled in clay plain tiles, one a further extension of an earlier projection. The gables of these are of black weatherboarding. Large brick stack rises from junction of northernmost and main roof. INTERIOR: some late medieval framing exposed inside, probably an open hall house with formerly jettied cross wing to NW. This had central partition and doors in outer edges of partition as parlour/service combined. Eaves height raised in early C17 and large room part in No.14 and part in No.15 was given trabeated plaster ceiling with roses, fleurs-de-lys, circular pendants and foliage decorations. The north-western extension is contemporary and of two-and-a-half storey format and has similar ceiling. Southern flank wall has remnants of former 4-light window with mullion mortices composed of a circular hole and a small rectangular hole. Unpainted Chinese Chippendale dogleg staircase and some C17 panelling in both units. On the ground floor of No.14 is a reused C17 bressumer with quadrant profile and decorated with continuous foliage pattern. In centre is shield-like motif with date 1606 with intial 'S' superimposed and initials 'TE' below. Probably a former jetty bressumer.

Listing NGR: TM2605032604


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Photographer: Winder, Wilfred N.

Rights Holder: Winder, Wilfred N.


Clay, Plaster, Tile, Timber, Weatherboard, Medieval House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Elizabethan Domestic, Dwelling, Jettied House, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, Open Hall House, Hall House