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Latitude: 51.9466 / 51°56'47"N
Longitude: 1.2858 / 1°17'8"E
OS Eastings: 625915
OS Northings: 232662
OS Grid: TM259326
Mapcode National: GBR VQK.V79
Mapcode Global: VHLCG.7BMM
Entry Name: Old Customs House
Listing Date: 20 June 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187936
English Heritage Legacy ID: 366628
Location: Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12
Civil Parish: Harwich
Built-Up Area: Harwich
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: The Harwich Peninsula
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TM2532NE WEST STREET
609-1/1/114 (South West side)
20/06/72 Nos.1 AND 2
Old Customs House
Two houses, former customs house. Early C19 and possibly
earlier. Red Flemish-bond brickwork with Gault brick
dressings. Roof of clay plain tiles, gabled at SE and hipped
to NW. 2 storeys with attics and cellars. Symmetrical handed
pair with 2 flat-roofed dormers behind parapet.
EXTERIOR: front has 4-window range of recessed double-hung
sash windows with small panes, the central part, with 2
windows breaking forward slightly. All windows have flat
rubbed brick arches and elongated brick keystones which, on
first floor, link with projecting string band below parapet.
Ground floor has 2 similar windows in other parts of facade
and 2 recessed entrances with keystones above and tall
contemporary doors with 6 raised-and-fielded panels above 2
Raised platform in front of doors, 2 lateral stair flights of
4 stone steps and simple cast- and wrought-iron handrails.
High tarred plinth with moulded top.
North-west flank has similar detail and 3 similar windows with
keystones and C19 red brick, 2-storey lean-to block with Welsh
slate roof, and 2 unequally subdivided horizontally sliding
casements under segmental-arched heads. 3 small irregularly
placed stacks and 2 rooflights in NW roof face.
INTERIOR: No.2 has 2 very large bridging joists and small
floor joists possibly predating front.
Listing NGR: TM2591532662
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