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26, Church Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0246 / 52°1'28"N

Longitude: 0.2406 / 0°14'26"E

OS Eastings: 553828

OS Northings: 238613

OS Grid: TL538386

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.1MX

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.4C2S

Plus Code: 9F4226FR+R7

Entry Name: 26, Church Street

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205602

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370490

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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669-1/1/111 (North side)
28/11/51 No.26


Shop and offices on corner of Church Street and Museum Street.
Late C16, remodelled early C19. Timber-framed and plastered,
peg-tiled roof, aligned along Museum Street. Long rectangular
S front elevation to Church Street: gable end, C19 features,
ground floor full-width shop, central recessed doorway, simple
plate glass windows with upper frieze glazing bars, now with
plain glass. Tiles below windows. Door, segment headed, upper
glazing and fielded lower panel. Extremities of shop front
have fluted pilasters and consoles. First floor, simple 3-cant
bay window, horned sashes. Gable tile-hung with band of shaped
tiles at mid-height, broad C20 barge-boards. W elevation to
Museum Street irregular with central early C19 doorway, plain
pilasters, simple cornice hood, door has large single upper
glazed panel and 2 lower flush beaded panels. To S, side of
C19 shop, single window and corner console. Above, to one
side, C20 3-light casement window with leaded rectangular
panes. N of doorway, small ground floor 3-cant window, leaded
roof, sashes with thin glazing bars, 2x4, 3x4, 2x4 panes.
Above, heavily reconstructed tripartite frieze window, at
sides frieze lights have C16 roll moulded mullions, to N with
small intermediate mullion bars, centre window of 3 casements
with rectangular leaded panes, one is fixed, 2 are hinged, but
not to full height, having fixed lights above.
Rear, E elevation, masked at S end by Nos 26A and 28. To N,
tall, timber-framed, 2-storeyed block, c1800, with hipped roof
and small red brick stack at N end. Combed C20 pargetting, C20
door with upper glazing, 3x3 panes and 2 lower sunk panels.
Adjacent, C20 casement window with glazing bars, 4x4 panes.
First floor, 2-light casement window with single top light,
similar window on N return face adjacent to stack. Range
continues along yard to N as simple C19 ground floor lean-to,
slate roof against adjoining property. One C19 fixed window
with glazing bars, 4x4 panes. C20 sliding sash window, 2x2
INTERIOR: much altered, originally jettied along Museum
Street. Doorway to Museum Street on site of old passageway,
once going through to rear cellar steps. At N end, floor level
rises to c1800 high timber-framed block (seen from rear) and
once a separate property. Infill between has stair flanked by
early C19 bead moulded boarding and 3 contemporary cupboards.
Cellaring below has possible C16 origins but was greatly
enlarged in C19. First floor, wind braced side purlin roof,
walls have internal tension bracing, heavily restored.

Listing NGR: TL5382838613

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