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25 and 27, Church Street

A Grade I Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0243 / 52°1'27"N

Longitude: 0.2402 / 0°14'24"E

OS Eastings: 553798

OS Northings: 238572

OS Grid: TL537385

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.1JR

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.3DT1

Entry Name: 25 and 27, Church Street

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196155

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370489

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


669-1/1/110 (South side)
28/11/51 Nos.25 AND 27


House and store, once part of the Sun Inn, which included Nos
29 & 31 Church Street (qv) and 17 Market Hill (qv). C14,
alteration and decoration C17, restored C19. 2 storeys.
Timber-framed, plastered and elaborately pargetted, peg tile
roof. H plan of hall house with jettied cross-wings.
Front, N elevation: similar to Nos 29 & 31 in that it was
considerably re-worked in the late C19, windows and doors were
remade in Tudor style. All windows have casements with
intersecting cast-iron, hexagonal latticed glazing bars as a
building style. Roofs were re-raftered with side purlins and
new barge-boards. Elaborate late C17 pargetting. Central hall
range with low cross-wing (probably service) to E and tall
cross-wing to W, upper floor raised in C17, (by the time of
the pargetting) to create a carriageway below. E cross-wing
and hall both have a ground and first floor window of 3 lights
with cast-iron latticed panes. Also, each has a boarded,
battened and studded door. Cross-wings show original jetty
joists, carriageway has 2 leaved door, framed and boarded with
upper spikes. Whole frontage pargetted with bold figure work
on first floor including volute scrolls, pecking birds, a
stocking and the well known pair of fighting men, one holding
a club and the other a sword, said to be the Wisbech Giant and
Tom Hickathrift, an E Anglian carter. Rear, S elevation: hall
and cross-wing units visible. Two C19 stacks, one to rear of
hall range, the other on E side of E cross-wing, single first
floor window in each gabled end. W, double casement window in
all, 4x2 panes. E, single casement, 2x2 panes, ground floor
hall and E cross-wing units have a C19 yellow brick lean-to
with slate roof, doorway segment headed to carriageway, yard
on W side.
INTERIOR: plain, medieval construction not visible. Roof
space, E cross-wing has a crown-post whose collar purlin has a
splayed scarf joint, crown-post has 4-way braces that are
lodged and nailed to the crown-post, a C14 technique.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Ratcliffe E: Essex:
London: 1965-: 337).

Listing NGR: TL5379838572

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