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Lion House

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0195 / 52°1'10"N

Longitude: 0.2192 / 0°13'9"E

OS Eastings: 552373

OS Northings: 237995

OS Grid: TL523379

Mapcode National: GBR MC2.87H

Mapcode Global: VHHL3.RH7Q

Plus Code: 9F422699+QM

Entry Name: Lion House

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196113

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370374

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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669-1/3/346 (South side)
28/11/51 Lion House
(Formerly Listed as:
Lion House)


Formerly known as: House opposite main entrance to Audley End
House. Early C19. Red brick, hipped slate roof. Rectangular
plan but front centre brought forward in 3 cants. 2 storeys.
Front, N elevation: 5 bays, comprising central 3-cant, 3
window range together with narrow single bay blocks each side,
separately roofed. All windows of `Gothick' 2-centred arched
form with sashes and glazing bars, 4x3 panes plus intersecting
`Y' tracery above. Central yellow brick stack at roof apex.
Rear elevation: rectangular block with similar central ground
and first floor windows, triple sashes with glazing bars, each
1x4,5x4,1x4 panes. Also 2-light ground floor casement window
to E, 4x4 panes. W end elevation: rectangular block, 5 window
range, first floor, all 5 windows narrow lancets, one to N has
original glazing, sash 3x3 panes plus tracery as on front, S
end window blocked, central 3, one leaded panes, one single
pane, one of 3 panes. Ground floor, 2 similar windows to S,
one of leaded panes, one single pane. Central projecting
gabled porch with shaped barge-boards and finials, also inner
single side lights, lancets with fixed panes. Inner door
original, 4-centred arched head, 6 flush bead moulded panels,
upper pair shaped to arch and glazed. E end elevation:
considerably altered in C20, rectangular block with wide plain
recessed inner porch containing 5 C20 doors. To S, C20 single
light metal casement window, to N, blocked original lancet
window. First floor, S end, broad C19 window similar to those
on front elebation, 6x3 panes plus upper tracery. To N, 2
blocked lancet windows similar to one below.
INTERIOR: central room, ground floor, has original marble fire
surround. Stair at rear of W unit has orignal shaped handrail,
turned newel posts and square balusters.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Ratcliffe E: Essex:
London: 1965-: 65).

Listing NGR: TL5237337995

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