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21, High Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0236 / 52°1'24"N

Longitude: 0.2384 / 0°14'18"E

OS Eastings: 553677

OS Northings: 238497

OS Grid: TL536384

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.13T

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.2DWK

Entry Name: 21, High Street

Listing Date: 29 August 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196187

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370576

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


669-1/1/191 (West side)
29/08/69 No.21


Shops and flat. Late C16 and C17. Timber-framed and rendered
with gabled plain tile roofs. 2 storeys with attics and
Front has 2 C20 gabled dormers with small panes. Painted
timber moulded parapet cornice. 2 small paned tripartite
double-hung sash windows on first floor with heavy moulded
horizontal plaster panels, the best example of C17 work of its
kind in Essex. Full width C19 shopfront with fascia, consoles
and reeded end-pilasters. Door to flat via passage has 2 large
moulded panels and horizontal fanlight over. 3 separate shop
windows, one part of a former canted bay window with
double-hung sashes each with one vertical glazing bar.
Recessed entrance serves 2 shop units.
Rear elevation has 2 gables, one to S a wide stair tower. Very
large and complex stack to rear of N gable. Long 2-storey rear
wing with gabled plain tile roof, large stack through roof and
some old leaded light casements and horizontally sliding
windows. Various lean-to roofs over stairs. Long Cl9 and C20
single storey rear wing of painted brick to W. Front range is
a late C16 merchant's house of high quality framing with 2
unequal bays, formerly jettied. The larger (solar parlour) N
bay has a roll moulded spine beam and rear wall stack with
canted sides and mantel beam with leaf stops. Each bay
formerly had a front wall with oriel and flanking frieze
window with moulded mullions with rebate for glazing. Bracing
is internal and markedly cranked. Cross partition has evidence
for door head against rear wall. Roof of 4 equal bays with
side purlins and arched windbracing (removed). Numerous old
doors and fragments of panelling. To the rear is a 2-storey
Cl6 wing with stack back-to-back with rear wall stack and
panel of herringbone brickwork within inglenook. Floor joists
have soffit tenons and diminished haunches and traces of stair
opening. To the rear of this is a further bay of framing,
possibly earlier. Flint and rubble lined cellar, now part of
restaurant with base of main stack and storage niches. Part of
front wall is in old red brick. Margin glazed and coloured
glass of early C19 in borrowed-light window in rear.

Listing NGR: TL5367738497

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

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