42 And 42A Church Street / Register House / 42A Church Street

31 May 2002
42 And 42A Church Street, Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12 3EA
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Register House, 42 Church Street, Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12 3EA
42A Church Street, Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12 3EA
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TM2532NE CHURCH STREET 609-1/1/24 (North East side) 25/09/51 Nos.42 AND 42A (Formerly Listed as: CHURCH STREET (North East side) No.42 Register House) (Formerly Listed as: CHURCH STREET (North East side) No.42A)


House, now 2 dwellings, mid C18. Main block of red Flemish-bond brickwork with red pointing, plain parapet and clay plain tile roof. Block to SE of Roman cement-coated brickwork with steep clay plain tile roof. EXTERIOR: main block of 2 storeys and 5-window range of double-hung sash windows with small panes, rubbed brick arches and recessed aprons. Moulded brick cornice and complex raised band at first-floor height. On the upper floor the centre breaks forward slightly with moulded semicircular brick decoration below sill. Central pedimented doorcase with fluted Ionic pilasters, a modillioned cornice and geometrical interlaced frieze panel. Framing to recess and panelled door opening has foliate ornament. Door has 8 raised-and-fielded panels, the top 2 with original glazing. On rear outside wall is reused shell hood with enclosed grotesque mask. Block to SE has ridgeline stack at NW gable end. 2 storeys and attics with one dormer in front roof slope. Painted timber modillioned cornice and large, central canted oriel with double-hung sash windows with small panes. Painted timber fascia band at first-floor level. Ground floor has central C19 door with 2 semicircular-headed panels and this now forms access to yard behind. C20 rear extensions. INTERIOR: in the hallway of main building is a semicircular arch on panelled pilasters and eared door architrave. Well staircase with turned balusters, console tread ends and Tuscan column newels. A number of contemporary doors survive. Southernmost ground-floor room has modillioned timber cornice, plain panelled dado and heavily moulded dado rail and skirtings. Windows have panelled reveals. End wall has exceptional mid C18 fireplace, substantially composed markedly enriched mouldings on a timber carcase. Fireplace opening has architrave of 2 bands of such mouldings and provides a double-eared profile. Either side are long foliate consoles each with a moulded plinth. Mantel shelf in form of an enriched cornice is supported on 2 frontal consoles with the enclosed panel of fret ornament similar to front doorcase. Above is a further moulded panel with eared profile, foliate carving and lateral consoles. Doorway to this fine and very complete room has contemporary door of 6 raised-and-fielded panels and architraves.

Listing NGR: TM2595532718


This is part of the Series: IOE\Winder_Wilfred N. IOE Records for Winder, Wilfred N.; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr Wilfred N. Winder. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Winder, Wilfred N.

Rights Holder: Winder, Wilfred N.


Brick, Clay, Roman Cement, Tile, Georgian House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Yard, Unassigned