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Description: Presbytery to East of Roman Catholic Church of Christ Church and Walls Around Garden to North of Pre
Date Listed: 8 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 200332
OS Grid Reference: TQ4327074466
OS Grid Coordinates: 543270, 174466
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4511, 0.0605
4412 ELTHAM HIGH STREET SE9
Presbytery to East of
Roman Catholic Church
of Christ Church & walls
around garden to North
TQ 4374 54/W27
TQ 4374 54/W27A
2 buildings adjoining, the East one of early C18 and the West one of early C19.
The street front has been unified, probably at the time of building the later
part. Street front 2 storeys and attic, 5 windows. Tall mansard roof of Westmorland
slate with 5 flat dormers, sash windows with glazing bars. Yellow stock brick
with stone cornice and stone-coped brick parapet. Stone balustrades inserted
before dormer windows. Gauged, flat brick arches to 1st floor windows. One
original and 2 replaced sashes with glazing bars, one modern casement and one
bricked up. On ground floor a projecting conservatory at left and a late C19
square bay at right, with one early C19 sash window with glazing bars between
it and central door. Replaced door, with cornice head and fanlight, under prostyle
wood porch up 4 stone steps. Fluted columns, with paterae in necking, support
entablature with wrought iron balcony over.
From behind the separate houses may be seen. On left, the early C18 house of
2 storeys and attic under pediment-like gable with lunette. Central round arched
window below it. Multicoloured stock brick with red brick dressings. 3 windows,
renewed sashes with glazing bars in old flush frames. Heavy, bracketed cornice
hood to door. On right the early C19 house of 2 storeys and attic, one window.
Yellow brick. 3-light windows, that on ground floor segment headed, under gauged
brick arches. Inside, the older house has an early C18 staircase with cut and
carved string, 2 turned balusters, with square knops, to a tread and ramped handrail.
Also an original fireplace surround, a flat, wide, shouldered marble slab with
moulded borders. The new house has a large ground floor room with enriched plaster
cornice and a carved marble fireplace surround with inner ironwork complete.
Around garden to North of Presbytery are C16 or C17 brick walls, mostly restored
in upper courses, but on outer North face showing traces of original sloped
coping. These may have been part of garden walls to Eltham House (1664). Another
stretch of wall about 6 yards East of the East garden wall, and running roughly
parallel, marks the East boundary of the Church's land. In the North wall a curious
rustic arch, set with shells, broken brick flint and aggregate, C20.
Listing NGR: TQ4327074466
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Source: English Heritage
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