34 And 35 Church Street
- 30 May 2002
- 34 And 35 Church Street, Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12 3EA
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TM2532NE CHURCH STREET 609-1/1/18 (South West side) 25/09/51 Nos.34 AND 35
House, mid to late C16 with C17 extensions and mid C18 front. Timber-framed with red Flemish-bond brick front and gabled roof of clay plain tiles. Two storeys and attics and cellars. EXTERIOR: 2 gabled dormers behind panelled parapet, part now reduced. Front has moulded brick modillioned cornice and raised brick band between storeys. 4-window range of double-hung sash windows, with original thick glazing bars and flat rubbed brick arches with projecting rubbed brick keystones. The central part (2-window range) breaks forward slightly. The SE recessed part has elaborate doorcase with 6-panel door and panelled reveals. Fluted Roman Doric pilasters and pediment above frieze with roses and sunflowers between triglyphs. Early C19 door surround with fluted architrave and 6-panel door in equivalent recessed part of facade to NW. General character of facade similar to Nos 36 & 37 (qv). 2-bay timber frame of mid to late C16 with jowled posts and lodged side purlin roof with arched wind bracing. Probably originally jettied. INTERIOR: the first floor is of 2 chambers, that to NW having double quadrant mouldings to tiebeam and ceiling spine beam soffits. Wall bracing is long and of serpentine form, interrupting the studs (probably a very early example of this). Original door opening between chambers with plain lintel head and flat chamfers to northern room. Contemporary brick-lined cellar with flight of steps to yard. This has twin chamfered spine beams and flat section joists with soffit tenons and diminished haunches. The C16 works do not appear as conventional house plan of period. Substantial C17 stack against rear wall apparently related to 2-storey C17 rear extension. Stack has first-floor stone fireplace with cambered arch of 2 pieces. Rectangular carved panels with strapwork, grotesques and foliage. Jambs are moulded with 'vase' stops. Over fireplace, a panel of grey painted bands. The C17 rear extension has jowled posts and remains of exceptionally long frieze windows with moulded mullions with glazing rebates (mostly now reused elsewhere). Ground floor was probably kitchen with fireplace in base of this contemporary stack. To the SE is a lean-to, formerly with similar mullions and probably contemporary. Similar lean-to to NW is later. Rear elevation is now rendered and roof of clay plain tiles is gabled to rear. Ground floor rooms have good quality mid C18 panelling including panelled partition to entrance passage. Each ground floor room has fireplace with evidence of short pilasters above mantel shelves. Southern room has moulded overmantel frame in situ. To rear of entrance passage is a semicircular-arched opening with moulded imposts and panelled pilasters. A C17 painted overmantel panel of unidentified mansion, once in situ is now in storage. Upper landing has length of C18 staircase balustrading with moulded handrail and turned balusters. part of a bobbin reel overdoor ventilator screen survives on ground floor. (RCHME: Essex: London: 1922-: 135 (7)).
Listing NGR: TM2592632710
Copyright IoE Mr Wilfred N. Winder. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Winder, Wilfred N.
Rights Holder: Winder, Wilfred N.
Brick, Clay, Tile, Timber, Medieval Timber Framed House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Elizabethan Timber Framed Building, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Steps, Transport, Pedestrian Transport Site, Yard, Unassigned