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2 and 4, Cross Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0229 / 52°1'22"N

Longitude: 0.2401 / 0°14'24"E

OS Eastings: 553798

OS Northings: 238420

OS Grid: TL537384

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.1K7

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.3FS3

Plus Code: 9F4226FR+52

Entry Name: 2 and 4, Cross Street

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205679

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370510

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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669-1/1/128 (West side)
01/11/72 Nos.2 AND 4


Offices and shop. Early C19 with earlier core c1500. Turning
corner with George Street and apparently contemporary with Nos
17 & 17A George Street (qv). Gault brick with slate roofs,
interior timber framing. Rectangular plan but No.4 less deep.
3 storeys. E front elevation: No.2. 6 bays with brick
pilasters. S end 3 bays swept round to George Street, deep
eaves with paired modillions, stack behind ridge towards S
end. Ground floor C20 shop front, windows between original
pilasters, all plate glass, 2 similar doorways, S end bay in
George Street early C19 doorway with moulded panelled
doorcase, door has upper glazing and lower moulded panel.
First and second floor sash windows with glazing bars. First
floor mainly 3x4 panes, fron N, bay 2, 4x4 panes, bay 3
blocked. Second floor all 3x3 panes. No.4. 2 storey but upper
floor partly a screen wall to rear yard with dentilled parapet
and 2 blind windows. Ground floor altered, C19 shop with
consoled cornice and shop fascia board, 6 panelled door with
overlight and adjacent C19 horned sash window, also, now, C20
plain door to yard. Rear W elevation: mainly masked by Nos 17
& 17A George Street. Rendered with gable of No.4 lower than
No.2. C20 2-light casement window in upper gable wall of each
INTERIOR: No.2 exposed principal ceiling joists c1500 in shop
comprising bridging and binding joists through whole length
and turning corner to George Street passing into No.17. Roll
moulding with some leaf stops, originally jettied to street.
Heavy end rail at junction with No.4 originally studded but
now with light post-medieval studding and joists. Upper floors
plain with no timber framing exposed. The plan of Nos 2 and 17
and 17A George Street appears to have been dictated by the
earlier medieval building that must have dominated the

Listing NGR: TL5379838420

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