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Nos. 42 and 44, CASTLE STREET

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0259 / 52°1'33"N

Longitude: 0.241 / 0°14'27"E

OS Eastings: 553845

OS Northings: 238752

OS Grid: TL538387

Mapcode National: GBR MBX.V29

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.4B7T

Entry Name: Nos. 42 and 44, CASTLE STREET

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370451

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Built-Up Area: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text

TL 5338,

CASTLE STREET (south side),
Nos. 42 and 44




Two houses. C16, C18 rebuilding and enlargement, C20
refurbishment and rear addition. Timber-framed, plastered peg-
tiled roof, red brick stack. Plan irregular U form of street
range and additions. Two storeys and now attics.
Front N elevation. 2-window, 2-door range, gambrel roof, doors
and windows C20. No. 42 C20 panel pargetted with basket and
combed decoration. Ground and first floor 2-light casement
windows, glazing bars, 4x4 panes, simple flush door with upper
glazing 3x3 panes. No. 46, plasterwork has remains of C19
ashlar lining, ground and first floor windows 2-light
casement, glazing bars, 4x2 panes, simple doorway, door
boarded battened and studded.
Rear, S elevation: No. 42 has full width 2-storey flat-roofed
addition, brushed plaster finish, ground floor fully glazed
door, 4 panes 3-light casement window, first floor one
single-light, one 2-light casement window. Flat roofed dormer
window with 2-light casement window. No. 44, C20 2-storey
gabled and jettied unit with French window, 4x5 panes, above,
first floor 2-light casement window. 2-section ground floor
gabled addition staggered to E, weatherboarded, slate roof,
door with upper glazing 2x3 panes and one 2-light casement
window 4x3 panes, one single light 2x2 panes, also S end gable
window of single casement 2x4 panes. First floor of principal
range, single light window. Roof has flat roofed dormer
window, 2-lights 2x2 panes, also skylight.

INTERIOR: most framing, floors and partitions of slender C18
type, oak and softwood mixed. Upper attic ceiling joists have
carpenters' marks in bold Roman numerals. Lower framing of
house of heavy C16 form, old weathered rear face exposed with
tension brace, also mullion window found in recent restoration
now covered. Central posts back and front have arch brace
mortices. Wall plates in position just below present first
floor windows with tie-beam dovetails (tie removed), rafter
seatings and halved and bridle-butted scarfs. No. 44. is the
open hall of a 3-celled medieval house where the front wall
plate continues as an irregularity in No. 42. Also a single
contemporary storey post in No. 42 survives in front wall with
wattle notches for transverse walling. Framing also continues
in No.46 (qv). Site of hall window E of centre suggests that
No.42 was service bay and No.46 the solar.

Listing NGR: TL5384538752

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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