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Wall Along South Side of Abbey Lane

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204337

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370367

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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669-1/1/10 (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
earlier C13.
(Chelmsford Archaeological Trust Report: CBA Research Report
45: Bassett SR: Saffron Walden to 1300: London: 1982-: 9).

Listing NGR: TL5349638300

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