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50, Castle Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0259 / 52°1'33"N

Longitude: 0.2412 / 0°14'28"E

OS Eastings: 553865

OS Northings: 238755

OS Grid: TL538387

Mapcode National: GBR MBX.V4W

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.4BDT

Plus Code: 9F4226GR+9F

Entry Name: 50, Castle Street

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205429

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370455

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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669-1/1/76 (South side)
01/11/72 No.50


House, was once a shop. C16 core, C18 extension to E, C20
addition and refurbishment. Timber-framed and plastered with
C20 elementary pargetting, peg-tiled roof, red brick stacks. L
shaped plan of street range and deep E end C20 addition. One
and a half storeys. Front, N elevation: low range, central
roof break, simple pitch to W, gambrel with half hip to E,
stack at junction of roofs, second small stack through E roof
hip. All windows metal casements with leaded glazing, 2 of 3
lights, one 2-light, 2 gabled dormer windows, one to each
roof, 2-light metal casements as rest. Rear, S elevation:
similar to front but with deep C20 flat roofed single storey
brick extension at E half. Plain door with single upper light
and 4-light casement window with glazing bars, 8x4 panes. W
end has large glass sliding doors to garden, 4 panes, 2 flat
roofed dormer window, one 4-light, 8x4 panes, one 3-light, 6x3
panes. E end elevation: half hipped gable with small stack,
front wall plate visible, small single paned ground floor
window 2x3 paned casement in gable, 3-light window on rear
addition, glazing bars, 6x2 panes.
INTERIOR: W end wall shared with No.48 (qv) has well made C16
heavy studded framing, rest of unit W to stack also heavily
framed. Wall plate junctions at W end imply construction
break. No.50 frame added to No.48. Red paint (C17?) remnants
on framing. Rest of house has slender C18 construction, side
purlin roofs throughout of softwood. Stack brickwork of late
C18 type. The house continues the C16 single storey
timber-framed construction seen on Castle Street buildings to
the W. Remnants of open hall framing in No.48 suggest that Nos
50 and 48, were possibly at one time part of the same house,
of 2 bays.

Listing NGR: TL5386538755

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