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Church of Our Lady of Compassion

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0248 / 52°1'29"N

Longitude: 0.2382 / 0°14'17"E

OS Eastings: 553662

OS Northings: 238626

OS Grid: TL536386

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.117

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.2CSN

Plus Code: 9F4226FQ+W7

Entry Name: Church of Our Lady of Compassion

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205487

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370467

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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669-1/1/90 (South side)
28/11/51 Church of Our Lady of Compassion
(Formerly Listed as:
Roman Catholic Church)


Stable, now church. C18, largely rebuilt 1907. Timber-framed,
weatherboarded, rendered plinth. Half hipped main roof and
baptistery roof have red clay plain tiles, aisle and vestry
slated. Old brick walls incorporated at NW corner. 5 bays, E
bay now vestry, formerly 2 storeys, floor now removed. Open
timber cupola with leaded ogee roof and decorative iron
finial. C20 internal stack to E end. S aisle, baptistery to W
end, brick porch of 1907; E extension with monopitch roof
later C20. Queen post roof. Frame with jowled posts, straight
through braces; much altered, partly missing. Plaster infill.
Later ceiling at collar level. Range of three 2-light timber
casement clerestory windows with leaded lights to S, that to E
with cross casement. Similar 2-light casement to N. Later C20
casements elsewhere. Formerly the stables of The Close (qv),
converted to a RC church in 1907.

Listing NGR: TL5366238626

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