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Avenue House Newbury House, Witham

Description: Avenue House Newbury House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 March 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 113525

OS Grid Reference: TL8226014769
OS Grid Coordinates: 582260, 214769
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8019, 0.6420

Location: B1389, Witham, Essex CM8 2AQ

Locality: Witham
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM8 2AQ

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Listing Text

(North-West Side)
No 2 (Newbury House)
No 4 (Avenue House)
TL 8214 1/23 1.3.50.


A mediaeval timber-framed building, probably C16 which was largely rebuilt
in the late C16-early C17. The present building, which is partly timber-
framed and plastered and partly red brick, was refronted in 1757 in red
brick, with a parapet. No 2 (Newbury House) was a later C18 addition.
2 storeys and cellars. 3 window range, double-hung sashes with glazing
bars, in plain reveals. The outer window ranges are 3-light. A central
6-panel door with a semi-circular fanlight has a wood doorcase with panelled
reveals, pilasters and an open pediment and is approached by stone steps.
The front is protected by iron spearhead railings. Roof tiled, hipped
at the north-east end.
No 4 (Avenue House) is faced in red brick with a parapet and an enriched
modillion eaves cornice. 2 storeys and attics. 7 window range, double-hung
sashes with glazing bars (some of thick section), in plain reveals.
The centre window; on the 1st storey is blocked. A raised brick band runs
between the storeys. A central 6-panel door has a good early C18 doorcase
with architraves and a shell hood on carved consoles. The doorway is approached
by stone steps and the front is protected by iron spearhead railings.
A 2 storey wing with attics extends to the rear with a frontage facing
south-west, with a parapet and moulded brick cornice. 4 window range,
mostly double-hung sashes with glazing bars, in plain reveals. There is
a C18 rain water head and pipe with the date 1757. The rear elevation
has a pair of circa 1600 windows with leaded lights and original fastenings.
The interior has a C18 staircase with twisted balusters. Roofs tiled,
with 3 flat healed dormers on the south-east front and 1 gabled dormer
on the south-west front. RCHM (18).

Nos 2 to 12 (even), Stable to No 4, No 16 (Roslyn Home), Whitehall Cinema,
Nos 22 to 26 (even), Wall to the former house "The Grove" and No 3 form
a group.

Listing NGR: TL8226014769

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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