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High House, Witham

Description: High House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 March 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 113550

OS Grid Reference: TL8222914629
OS Grid Coordinates: 582229, 214629
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8006, 0.6415

Location: B1389, Witham, Essex CM8 2BD

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

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Listing Text

(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 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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