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4-8, Abbey Lane

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0224 / 52°1'20"N

Longitude: 0.2379 / 0°14'16"E

OS Eastings: 553644

OS Northings: 238362

OS Grid: TL536383

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.0ZL

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.2FLG

Plus Code: 9F4226CQ+X4

Entry Name: 4-8, Abbey Lane

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204321

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370361

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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669-1/1/2 (North side)
01/11/72 Nos.4-8 (Consecutive)


Row of houses. Originally built 1840-1850 to provide housing
for employees of the Gibson family, later given to the
Almshouse Trustees. Gault brick, slate roofs. U-plan. Single
storey range with 2 storey end cross-wings. Front, S
elevation: central low range has 3 projecting gabled porches
with 4-centred arched doorways, central door original with
lower flush panels, 2 upper panels now glazed. Outer doors
C20, similar. 6 windows along range all of 3 lights, plain
lattice glazing with moulded labels. 2 tall stacks symmetrical
along range. E and W cross-wings have decorative barge-boards
and window of 3 lights in stone with moulded labels and
rectangular frame containing 4-centre arched head with
intersecting tracery. Tall diagonally set paired shafts rise
from dentilled stacks at junction with central range and
behind these another large stack to rear. E cross-wing has
basement door with steps and cast-iron decorative railings
across frontage. A single bayed continuation on E side with
first floor window or 2 lights similar to others on
cross-wings, doorway below has label, door has 2 upper glazed
panels and lower battened panel. Rear N elevation: red brick
central range, 2 storey (ground sloping down S-N). Each house
unit has ground and first floor segment headed windows, sashes
with glazing bars, ground floor sliding, 6x3 panes, first
floor double-hung 4x4 panes, also C20 flat roofed single
storey addition with upper glazed door and small casement
window to yard. W end cross-wing, red brick, simple moulded
barge-boards, first floor segment headed window with sashes,
4x4 panes, also blind window, ground floor, C20 glazed door in
segment headed doorway adjacent C20 casement window. E
cross-wing similar. W end elevation: flank wall of cross-wing
with segment headed doorway, door C20, 4 panels, upper 2 have
leaded glazing. First floor, two 3-light traceried windows,
labels as front.
(White M: Saffron Walden's History: Saffron Walden: 1991-:

Listing NGR: TL5364438362

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