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Outbuildings to North of Freshwell House

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0248 / 52°1'29"N

Longitude: 0.2359 / 0°14'9"E

OS Eastings: 553501

OS Northings: 238628

OS Grid: TL535386

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.0GC

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.1CKL

Entry Name: Outbuildings to North of Freshwell House

Listing Date: 14 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205811

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370540

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Built-Up Area: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text


SAFFRON WALDEN

TL5338 FRESHWELL STREET
669-1/1/156 Outbuildings to north of Freshwell
14/04/83 House

GV II

Outbuildings, range of several builds and various uses
including once, stabling and hay loft. Mid C15, late C15,
early C16, C18 and C19. Timber-framed, plastered and
weatherboarded, red brick, peg-tile roofs rectanglar plan. One
and a half storeys. Front, SE elevation to Freshwell Street:
contiguous with No.8 (qv), timber-framed and plastered, traces
of ashlar lining, over flint panel and brick dwarf wall, roof
peg-tiled, hipped at S corner. Side, SW elevation: long range
of 2 units (1) to SE, mid C19, red brick, irregular bond, roof
hipped to street at SE end, C19 boarded door adjacent, C20
garage door in older doorway, outer segment headed window at
each end with chamfered reveals. To SW, casement with glazing
bars, 3x2 panes and 4x1 panes. (2) unit to NW, slight forward
break, taller, with C19 and C20 weatherboarding, roof hipped
at NW end and swept down as catslide over small flint and
brick lean-to at NW end. 2 large openings, one plain, other,
C19 has inserted jamb posts and upper braces to lintel for
carriage entrance, pigeon boxes in 2 rows over. Rear NW end
elevation: weatherboarded with roof hip carried down over
lean-to to SW, doorway below with adjacent flint and brick
walling.
INTERIOR: each unit shows 2 timber building phases. SW-NW.
(1a) outer framing of 2 bayed late C15 block, once jettied to
street, now underbuilt. Floor joists removed but central 4-way
braced, cross-quadrate moulded crown post, tie-beam and wall
plates with step-stopped chamfers remain under later and wider
roof. Ground floor to street, 2 rectangular openings, now
blocked but each with square set mullion mortices. Inner
rebates round frames and upper recesses for hinges show former
presence of top-hung inward lifting shutters. Parallels
suggest windows were to a shop. NW end shows exterior
weathering prior to addition of (1b). Unit probably a
cross-wing of a hall house with hall once in No.8 Freshwell
Street (qv). Later framing of slender primary braced form
including upper rooms of No.8 Freshwell Street jettied
sideways into outbuilding void. (1b) c1800, elm framing, 2
bays with bolted knee braces to central tie-abeam. Primary
braced studding. Flooring of bricks laid on edge. (2a) boarded
walls but central axial joist mid C15 with bold hollow
chamfers, common joists flat laid with centre tenons. (2b)
c1525-1550, 4 short bays with robust studding, exterior stud
braced, chamfered middle rails, halved and bridled butted
scarf in wall plate. Floor of flat laid bricks. Roof of wind
braced clasped side purlins also carried over adjacent unit
(2a).


Listing NGR: TL5350138628

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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