History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

13a and 15, King Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.0233 / 52°1'24"N

Longitude: 0.2403 / 0°14'25"E

OS Eastings: 553810

OS Northings: 238472

OS Grid: TL538384

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.1L5

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.3DXR

Entry Name: 13a and 15, King Street

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196208

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370632

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

Find accommodation in
Saffron Walden

Listing Text



(South side)
Nos.13A AND 15
(Formerly Listed as:
The Hoops Inn)


2 shops and central restaurant. c1500, c1800, refronted C20
and remodelled. Timber-framed and plastered with slate roof
hipped at W end. 2 storey and attic with prominent c1800 stack
through roof pitch at W end, rear stack behind and 2 further
stacks to E behind roof apex. Plan, original c1500 L form to
King Street and Cross Street c1800 projecting rear wing added
to centre of main range with C19 lean-to on W side.
N front elevation: C20 alteration into 3 commercial units.
First floor more uniform, with 5 similar sash windows, moulded
architraves and glazing bars, 3 windows are 4x4 panes, 2 are
3x4 panes. Single gabled dormer window above central first
floor window with 2-light casement 4x3 panes. Ground floor,
central C19 doorway with simple hood. C20 6-panelled door with
similar supporting side panel, upper 2 panels glazed. Adjacent
3-light C19 window, sashes with single horizontal glazing bar.
To E, shop front of triple arch headed openings, plain moulded
architraves with central keystone, outer pair have recessed
plate glass windows, centre similar recessed double doors,
fully glazed. To W, recessed C20 triple shop windows and door,
glazed, all in the style of medieval shop openings with lower
wooden panels. Original jetty joists revealed in recess over
with 2 larger principal joists, one has mortice for jetty
bracket. W elevation, to Cross Street: first floor plain,
ground floor has four 4-centred arch headed medieval shop
openings and similar door head at N end. Spandrels have rose,
leaf and dragon decoration. Doorway with wider spacing for
jamb between and windows, now has C19 doorway inset with
pilasters and cornice hood, upper glazing, glazing bars, 3x3
panes. This whole ground floor shop front was originally
recessed under a jetty but has been cut free and moved flush
to upper wall, when the windows were blocked. Now, windows are
open again, glazed in C20 refurbishment.
Rear S elevation: c1800, plastered rectangular range with
gabled wing off centre to E with weatherboard cladding and
exterior central gable stack. Also C19 deep lean-to in red
brick and slated on W side, upper weatherboarding and large
4-light C20 fixed window along length. 3 stacks rise through
rear roof pitch along range. Windows mainly c1800, sashes with
glazing bars and on W side of projecting wing. W-E, ground
floor, 2 windows 5x4 panes with C19 door between with upper
glazing, bead moulded lower panel and C20 slated, bracketed
hood. Wing, 2 C20 4x4 paned sashes, one each side of stack.
First floor, W-E, two 5x4 paned sashes, one 3x4, also, one
similar above (levels change). Wing, two 4x4 panes. W
projecting side of wing has C19 triple light sash window on
first floor, 1x2, 2x2, 1x2 panes. E end of range, no window
but remains of panelled combed pargetting.
INTERIOR: W end has principal framing exposed with dragon beam
to NW corner for original jetties to King Street and Cross
Street. Also clear break in construction between wing to Cross
Street and range in King Street. Small C19 ground floor
cast-iron fireplace in stack at junction of blocks, also C18
corner cupboard in outer angle below dragon beam. Inner shell
head and broken pediment with Greek key frieze. Chalk cut
cellar below. First floor, jowled posts confirm arrangement of
main range and right angled wing. 2 large window apertures,
now blocked over medieval shop front in Cross Street, small
2-light window site (shutter, mullion mortice and sill
mortice) at rear of street range in next bay to E. Centre and
E end of range, much rebuilt and now obscured but consists of
linear additions. Ground floor jetty post and bracket supports
a once exterior, tension-braced partition wall. To E, second
similar wall frame plus further extension to E. To rear, large
segment headed fireplace on ground floor and small, elegant
late C18 cast-iron grate on floor above. Roof raised by approx
0.5m for present facade, earlier wall plates and jowled post
exposed, lifting slightly to E end.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Ratcliffe E: Essex:
London: 1965-: 336).

Listing NGR: TL5381038472

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

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.