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1-7, Village Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.019 / 52°1'8"N

Longitude: 0.2208 / 0°13'14"E

OS Eastings: 552485

OS Northings: 237947

OS Grid: TL524379

Mapcode National: GBR MC2.8NT

Mapcode Global: VHHL3.SJ22

Plus Code: 9F42269C+H8

Entry Name: 1-7, Village Street

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370726

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB11

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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669-1/3/348 (East side)
28/11/51 Nos.1-7 (Odd)
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1-11 (Odd))


Post office, shop and houses. Post office (part of No.1) was
once the village school. C19, C20 amalgamation and renumbering
(nos 9 & 11 no longer exist). Red brick, peg-tiled roof,
decorative shaped barge-boards on N gable ends. Single storey.
Street, W elevation, N-S. No.1, C20 door with upper glazing,
glazing bars, 3 casement windows with glazing bars, one has
original segment head, 3-cant bay window with glazing bars, 2
C20 boarded doors, one with upper glazing and 3 lower panels.
Adjacent house, No.3 (but part overlapping with No.1) one and
half storey range with 2-storey cross-wing at S end, lower red
brick with upper plastered timber framing, remains of early
basket pargetting, peg-tiled roof, stack central to street
range and small one in internal angle of blocks. Ground floor,
2 hip-roofed C20 canted bay windows, 2-pane shop window and
door with 2 upper glazed panels. Above, 3 dormer windows, 2
have double casements, glazing bars, each with 2x4 panes and
one is C20 , plain. Cross-wing timber-framed and plastered,
upper and lower sliding sash windows. Building line breaks
forward. Nos 5 & 7 both 2 storeys, timber-framed and
plastered. No.5 has 3 window range mainly with sliding sashes.
No.7 has 4 window range, all sliding sashes. Both have 2
boarded street doors, central stack to No.5. S end gable stack
to No.7 integrates with C20 end elevation lean-to. No.7 has
some early basket pargetting. Rear, E elevation: similar to
front but No.5 has C20 gabled single storey addition. No.7 has
old, timber-framed, gabled rear wing and pantiled lean-to.
INTERIOR: Nos 1 & 3 contain a C16 divided hall with large
smoke bay (sooted) surrounding site of present early C17
inserted stack, roll moulded floor joists jointed to similar
binding-joist/head beam. Roll-in-hollow moulded wall plate and
embattled rail at hall high end also remain. Roof over hall
has 2 bays of elegant wind braced side purlin form. Rear, N
cross wall of smoke bay has unusual combination of post and
braced tie-beam truss with deep arched braces and upper curved
braces, as a display feature at the end of the hall. Later in
C16 this end was converted into a smoke bay by partial
infilling of the hall. To N, remnants of 2 bays with
crown-post roof (service end) remain behind paired bay
windows. Cross-wing now cleared of early features but side
purlins remain on facade.

Listing NGR: TL5248537947

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