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83, 85, 87 and 89, High Street, Brightlingsea

Description: 83, 85, 87 and 89, High Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 120161

OS Grid Reference: TM0896116778
OS Grid Coordinates: 608961, 216778
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8106, 1.0299

Location: 2 John Street, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0EG

Locality: Brightlingsea
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO7 0EG

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Listing Text

TM 0816-0916 (north side)

8/34 Nos. 83, 85, 87 and


Row of 4 houses, formerly a dwelling. C16 origin, with later alterations and
additions including C18 and C19 facades. Timber framed, part plaster, part red
brick faced. Red plain tiled roof. Left red brick and off centre right gault
brick chimney stacks. 2 storeys and attics. 4 dormers, the 2 left hipped,
those to right flat headed, various windows including one horizontal sliding
sash. The facade now of 3 bays with pilasters between. Parapet to left and
central bays. 2:2:2 first floor and 1:2:2 ground floor windows, all vertically
sliding sashes with glazing bars. Left bay No. 83 with simple surround and C20
door, central bay, No. 85, C18 6 panelled door, fluted pilasters, triglyphs to
frieze, dentilled soffits to moulded pediment. Right bay, Nos. 87 and 89 with
2 central C20 doors. Timber frame dated early C16 by C.A. Hewitt. Interior
features visible in No. 83 include large chamfered bridging joists, some top
plates and side girts visible. The chimney stack to left is C18 and there is a
fireplace with iron soffit tie. The facade of this house was incorporated with
that of No. 85 during C18. No. 85 with C17/C18 panelling to hall and front
ground and first floor rooms. There is a corner cupboard with 3 moulded
shelves, original window seats, moulded cornice and boxed-in moulded bridging
joist to ground floor. This room now has a C20 fireplace but there is a large
chimney stack, probably originally external. To rear of the hall the probably
original stair turret with open well staircase, moulded string, heavy turned
balusters, moulded handrail and dado panelling. Horizontally boarded walls to
attic staircase. Vertically boarded attic doors with ironmongery. The panelled
front bedroom with moulded cornice, panelled doors with original ironmongery,
one with cockshead hinges. Both this room and ground floor room have circular
moulded hooks to walls. Fine C18 cast iron hob grate. Doors in this room at
one time led into No. 85 but no inspection of this or No. 87 at time of

Listing NGR: TM0896116778

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Source: English Heritage

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