High House

21 Jul 2003
High House, Newland Street, Witham, Braintree, Essex, CM8 2BD
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


1841 (South-East Side) High House TL 8214 1/30 1.3.50.



A C18 red brick house. 2 storeys and cellars. Originally it had 3 storeys but the upper storey has now been removed and the roof lowered. Before this was done the house was a particularly complete and interesting example of C18 work and was exactly copied from a design in Abraham Swan's "Designs in Architecture' 1757 (vol I plate 15). 5 window range, double-hung sashes with glazing bars (except ground storey windows lower sashes), in plain reveals, with flat rubbed brick arches. The central window rises above a balustraded panel and has a wood moulded and shouldered architrave with projecting keystones. The central doorway is approached by a flight of stone steps with one iron handrail remaining and has a wood doorcase and plain Ionic columns, frieze and a modillion pediment. The doorcase and window above form a fine central feature. The cellars have ornamental iron gratings. The rear facade has been built out on the ground storey in the C20. Roof tiled hipped.

High House forms a group with Nos 22 to 26 (even).

Listing NGR: TL8222914629


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1164 IOE Records taken by M W Keogh; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr M W Keogh. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Keogh, M W

Rights Holder: Keogh, M W


Brick, Iron, Stone, Tile, Georgian House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Steps, Transport, Pedestrian Transport Site