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1 and 3, Castle Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0248 / 52°1'29"N

Longitude: 0.2373 / 0°14'14"E

OS Eastings: 553601

OS Northings: 238626

OS Grid: TL536386

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.0TB

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.2CBN

Entry Name: 1 and 3, Castle Street

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370426

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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Listing Text


669-1/1/47 (North side)
01/11/72 Nos.1 AND 3


2 houses, one with shop. c1600 with early/mid C19 re-fronting.
Plastered timber framing and gault brick, peg-tiled roofs.
Plan uneven U form of timber-framed street range and E rear
wing together with later rear lean-to additions projecting
deeply at W end. 2 storeys and cellar.
Front, S elevation: brick, 3 window and 3 door range, all
essentially C19. Ground floor, all doors and window have
cement voussoirs, E-W, No.3, sash window, glazing bars, 4x4
panes, simple C19 doorway with 4 panel door, lower pair flush,
slight break forward of house wall, No.1, similar window to
No.3, boarded cellar opening below. Doorway with over-light,
door of 4 moulded panels, shop window, central stile, 2 plain
panes, shop doorway, door has 2 upper glazed lights and single
moulded lower panes. First floor, E-W, No.3 sliding sash
window, 6x3 panes, No.1, 2 sliding sash windows 4x3 panes with
moulded architraves, decorative soffits and projecting
barge-boards decorated with face and leaves. Stack at E end ,
off-centre to front and set away from principal roof. Second
stack behind roof apex of No.1.
Rear, N elevation: principal range and E wing. 3 lean-to units
with stack of 2 conjoined builds rising through roof pitch at
junction of Nos 1 & 3, behind original house. C18/19 rendered
at base and probably older, C20 addition to W. E wing wall
plates of framing visible. C19 4-panel door, upper 2 now
glazed, conjoined single light C20 window under common
weathering hood with door. To W, brick lean-to, slated, 2 C20
single light casement windows. To W, (No.1) C19 timber-framed
slated lean-to with contemporary boarded door and 2x2 paned
casement window. Above, stacks have adjacent dormer window
with slate roof swept from apex of house. W end lean-to
somewhat obscured but timber-framed, with corrugated iron
roof. E end elevation: gable end of street range has gault
brick facing with stack projecting to W. Principal roof set
back with lower hip, roof side purlin visible, rear wing to N
slightly set back has lower brickwork, rendered, timber
framing above.
INTERIOR: No.3, whole house timber-framed, brickwork
secondary, framing masked but shape of principal members
clearly visible. No.1, shop has central binding ceiling joist
exposed with late C16 bold, well executed lamb's tongue
chamfer stops. Common joists now boarded over, probably
similarly decorated.

Listing NGR: TL5360138626

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