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72, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0216 / 52°1'17"N

Longitude: 0.2398 / 0°14'23"E

OS Eastings: 553779

OS Northings: 238272

OS Grid: TL537382

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.7FB

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.3GM3

Plus Code: 9F4226CQ+JW

Entry Name: 72, High Street

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206088

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370599

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


669-1/1/213 (East side)
28/11/51 No.72


House. C18 and early C19. Red Flemish bond brick front, white
gault brick rear and some timber framing. Front range roof is
of plain tiles, hipped at exposed end with 2 rear ranges, one
with Mansard slate roof and one with hipped slate roof with
wide eave overhang. 2 storeys with cellar and complex plan
Front has high parapet with central projecting panel with
panelled recess within. Both edges of building have full
height rubbed brick quoins. Moulded string band below parapet.
First floor has 5 recessed double-hung sash windows each of 12
panes. Ground floor has 2 later canted bay windows with
pilasters between double hung sash whindows with central
vertical glazing bar and moulded cornice. Central slightly
projecting door surround with rubbed brick rusticated Doric
pilasters and central render panel with triple keystone. Door
has 2 glazed panels over 4 moulded recessed panels. 5 stone
steps with wrought-iron curved handrails and 2 cellar vents.
Large stack on rear wall of front range with diagonal shafts
much rebuilt. The rear elevation has a 2-storey rectangular
early C20 bay window and lean-to dormer with 8-pane horizontal
sliding sash. First floor of projecting hipped wing has
small-pane tripartite double-hung sash and C20 conservatory on
ground floor. Enclosed rear garden with tall red brick garden
INTERIOR: central wide entrance hall has segmental rear arch
and side niche with serpentine shelves. Doors have mixture of
moulded reeded surrounds with floral corner motif. Front
windows have internal folding shutters. Reeded dentilled
fireplace in ground floor S room and Adamesque fireplace in N
room. 2 doors with raised and fielded panels and simple
moulded cornices in main rooms. Main stairs with straight
flight having cast-iron decorative newels and segmental
landing with stick balusters and hardwood handrail. Service
stair, part spiral with vase over column balusters and leading
down to curved brick entrance to cellar. First floor
originally with enfilade of rooms and panelled wall on inside
face of facade. S room in main range has fireplace with
panelled overmantel, eared architrave and bed recess under
elliptical arch. Some reused C17 panelling in N room. Behind
front block is a C17 timber-framed range with large stack
having semicircular side recesses to ground floor fireplace,
mantel beam and fragment of moulded brick recess in rear of

Listing NGR: TL5377938272

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

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