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Latitude: 52.0219 / 52°1'18"N
Longitude: 0.2357 / 0°14'8"E
OS Eastings: 553496
OS Northings: 238300
OS Grid: TL534383
Mapcode National: GBR MC3.6D3
Mapcode Global: VHHL4.1FFW
Plus Code: 9F4226CP+Q7
Entry Name: Wall Along South Side of Abbey Lane
Listing Date: 31 October 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1204337
English Heritage Legacy ID: 370367
Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10
Civil Parish: Saffron Walden
Built-Up Area: Saffron Walden
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
TL5338 ABBEY LANE
669-1/1/10 (South side)
Wall along south side of Abbey Lane
Wall. Stretching 112m along S side of Abbey Lane and turning
for 25m at W end, bounding site of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery and
now containing C20 development. C19. Flint and erratics in
panels with red brick framing, deep upper brick band with
coping of cobbles. Approx 3m high, shaped up to keep height
towards W end. Original entrance gateway at NW corner with red
brick piers, each has upper cap-stone with ball. 3 further
openings cut through, simple garage entry with concrete lintel
towards E end. Two C20 arched entry ways in N-S stretch at W
end. Wall has continued S but now tapers rapidly to ground
where removed. The wall and Abbey Lane retain the line of a
principal road through and out of the medieval town and the
turn S follows the Repell Ditches or `magnum fossatum' of the
(Chelmsford Archaeological Trust Report: CBA Research Report
45: Bassett SR: Saffron Walden to 1300: London: 1982-: 9).
Listing NGR: TL5349638300
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