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Myddylton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0244 / 52°1'27"N

Longitude: 0.2367 / 0°14'12"E

OS Eastings: 553557

OS Northings: 238578

OS Grid: TL535385

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.0P3

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.1CZZ

Plus Code: 9F4226FP+PM

Entry Name: Myddylton House

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370699

ID on this website: 101025102

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Built-Up Area: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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669-1/1/311 (West side)
28/11/51 Myddylton House


Large house. C16, 1534, with additions of early C18, refronted
early/mid C19. Timber framing, gault brick slate and peg tile
roofs. Rectangular plan. 3 storeys. Front E elevation: gault
brickwork has oolitic stone dressings, 5 bays, clasping
pilasters, uneven window spacing. Front door slightly
off-centre to N, stone, dentilled cornice hood, plain frieze
and pilasters, simple capitals and bases, 4 panelled door.
Stone bands between storeys, flat window arches and sills also
stone. Ground floor, sashes, 3x4 panes, first floor 2-light
casement window with glazing bars 4x3 panes plus upper fixed
light 4x1 panes. Second floor, `cross' windows with glazing
bars, 2 lower casements 4x3 paned in all, plus upper light,
4x1 panes. Deep boarded eaves with brick dentils, slate roof
hipped, stacks at N and S ends, roof ridge of rear wing in
line with front door. W end elevation: pink gault brick with
integral rear lean-to. Lower part obscured but second floor
and first floor have 2 and one blind segment headed window
apertures. Lean-to, second floor, segment headed window with
C20 3-light metal casement. End gault brick stack emerges
through pitch of hipped roof. Roof of W wing hipped and
peg-tiled, subsidiarly similar roof in internal angle between
wing and lean-to. E end mainly obscured but in similar style
to front, plain with stack as at W end.
INTERIOR: RCHM records house origin as possibly in early C16
as a large fireplace bears an inscription possibly 1534, with
the syllables `MYD' AND `DYL' and, between them a carved `tun'
bearing the letter K. This fireplace is now lined with Delft
tiles. Also C16, C17 and C18 panelling are recorded by the
RCHM. These features are said to be still in situ.

Listing NGR: TL5355738578

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