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Date Listed: 13 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 123277
OS Grid Reference: TQ8885890356
OS Grid Coordinates: 588858, 190356
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5804, 0.7244
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STAMBRIDGE OFF STAMBRIDGE ROAD
TQ 89 SE
House. C18 with late C19/early C20 alterations and additions. Red brick.
Double range red plain tiled roofs. End chimney stacks to front range, off
centre rear range stack. Parapet and parapet verges. 2 storeys and attics. To
the right is a 2 storey extension with chimney stack to left and a single storey
far right extension with right chimney stack, also rear right flat roofed
extension. 3 window range to original build with 3 segmental headed dormers,
left ground floor bay. Various small paned casements and vertically sliding
sashes, some tripartite. Central flat headed porch with panelled door, fanlight
over, windows to side walls. Single first floor casement to right range and
large ground floor bay with central French windows and vertically sliding sashes
to right and left. Similar smaller window to far right extension. The house is
covered with creeper and much detail is obscured. The C18 home of John Harriot,
projector and founder of the Thames River Police. Born in Stambridge 1745 he
joined the Navy as a Midshipman, later joined the Merchant Navy, left his ship
1766 and lived as a member of an American Indian tribe, after this he obtain a
military appointment with the East India Company was wounded and returned to
Esex about 1781. He embanked Rushley Island at great cost, winning a gold medal
from the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts and Sciences for, the
project. Duping the early 1790;s he worked on a scheme for a force of river
police for the Port of London and after various other adventures he and Sir
Patrick Colquhoun were, in 1798, given permission to try out the scheme for the
formation of the Thames River Police which was officially adopted 2 years later.
Harriot was appointed one of the 3 special justices at the Police Office,
Wapping. In 1808 he published his autobiography "Struggles through Life".
William Addison "Essex Worthies" 1973.
Listing NGR: TQ8885890356
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