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Greater London Authority
Havering (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 52099 82164


BROADWAY 1. 5017 Rainham Rainham Hall TQ 5282/5382 6/2 7.1.55 II* GV 2. Built in 1729 for John Harle a merchant and owner of Rainham Wharf. Three storeys and basement. Brown-red brick with red rubbed brick dressings. Plinth with stone cornice, rusticated stone angle quoins, brick bands between each storey, elaborate carved wood cornice, panelled parapet. Five cambered headed sash windows, cased frames, glazing bars. Double keystone, and projecting panelled aprons to each window. The centre one window bay of the front projects slightly for the whole height. Central entrance with very handsome carved wood porch with fluted Corinthian pilasters supporting individual entablatures with an open segmental pediment, richly coffered on the soffit. Doorway has architrave surround with baroque scrolled feature to centre. Door with 12 glazed panels, thick glazing bars; 2 fielded panels to bottom. Flight of 4 stone steps, with moulded nosings, up. Rear elevation, similar, but with recessed aprons to each window, central closed porch with fluted pilasters, triglyph frieze and cornice. A symmetrical central 1st floor round headed staircase window with dropped cill. Churchyard elevation similar, no doorway or central projection, 3 windows. Similar front to south. Flat topped hipped old tile roof, rectangular stacks. The interior is unaltered with many fine contemporary fittings. All the principal rooms are fully panelled, there is a black and white marble floor in the entrance hall, a fine staircase with cut string and twisted balusters, and several good fireplaces. (Reference: Country Life 5 June 1920).

Listing NGR: TQ5209982164


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'Country Life' in 5 June, (1920)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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