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Abbey House

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0195 / 52°1'10"N

Longitude: 0.2196 / 0°13'10"E

OS Eastings: 552405

OS Northings: 237995

OS Grid: TL524379

Mapcode National: GBR MC2.8CW

Mapcode Global: VHHL3.RHGR

Plus Code: 9F422699+QV

Entry Name: Abbey House

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196111

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370370

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB11

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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669-1/3/344 (South side)
28/11/51 Abbey House
(Formerly Listed as:
Abbey House)


Formerly known as: House a few yards E of Estate Office AUDLEY
House. Possibly early C17, C19, enlarged 1969-70 to approx 3
times former size, by additions to E and W and big rear W
wing. Timber-framed core, but now mainly red brick, clay tiled
roof. Plan now irregular L shape. 2 storeys, attics and
Front N elevation: symmetrical, 7 window range, parapet with
modillioned cornice, bays 3 and 5 have similar 3-cant bay
windows through both storeys. All windows are sashes with
glazing bars, 3x4 panes. Centre bay, doorway bricked up but
outline remains. Hipped roofed dormer behind parapet over each
projecting bay window. Stack with pair of octagonal shafts
between final 2 E bays and further stack on E end wall. Triple
moulded `Tudor' style conjoined shafts seen at centre behind
roof apex. At E end, C20 4-centred arched carriageway in red
brick, 2-leaf boarded door, pierced parapet above in
`Jacobean' style.
Rear, S elevation: units of construction apparent with central
double-gabled C19 rear wing with higher earlier twin gables
behind. C19 work of dark red brick with decorative shaped
barge-boards and finials. Each gable end has ground floor
triple window, sashes, 1x4,3x4,1x4 panes and first floor sash
3x4 panes. Large stack behind, lower brickwork C17, upper
stack C19 with moulded octagonal shafts. To E, ground floor,
large French window, 3 big panes and upper lights and two 3x4
sash windows. First floor, 2 windows with broad frames, 3x4
sashes, 2 simple windows 3x4 sashes. Diagonal shafted stack
rises between pairs of windows (this marks E end of pre-1969
house). To W of C19 block, doorway, 3x5 paned sash window
above (marking W limit of pre-1969 house). To W, C20 3-bayed
brick wing, parapet with modillioned pediment and cornice,
sash window, ground floor 3x5 panes, first floor 3x4 panes.
Ground floor central window extended to ground by doors as
French window.
W end elevation: brick, 3 units stepping forwards towards S.
All C20 work. 2-storey with parapet and modillioned cornice. N
2 units have sunk panels in parapet. Each unit is of 2 window
range, windows segment headed, mainly sashes, 3x4 panes.
Central block has Tuscan doorway with half round pilasters,
triglyph frieze and flat hood, panelled door (reset from front
of house). N block, ground floor has full width conservatory.
INTERIOR: though in classical style, the work is all C19 or
C20. The house appears to have a C17 origin, similar to
adjacent Home Farm (qv) but has been extensively altered and

Listing NGR: TL5240537995

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