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Lime Tree Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0239 / 52°1'25"N

Longitude: 0.2402 / 0°14'24"E

OS Eastings: 553798

OS Northings: 238528

OS Grid: TL537385

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.1JX

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.3DTC

Plus Code: 9F4226FR+G3

Entry Name: Lime Tree Court

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206387

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370640

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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669-1/1/256 (North side)
01/11/72 Lime Tree Court
(Formerly Listed as:
Lime Tree House)


Large house, now commercial premises. c1800, with C20
additions and internal alteration. Gault brick, slate roof,
some timber framing plastered. Plan rectangular with large C20
conservatory room attached to NE corner. 3 storeys and
S front elevation: in Adamesque style, 5 bays, 2 stacks,
articulated front, central pediment, outer bays different
widths, deep eaves. Piano Nobile has large Venetian window
with stucco shell tympanum, detached shafts and sash windows
with glazing bars, 1x4, 4x4, 1x4 plus radial panes. Window
details taken down to basement sash windows, 1x2, 4x4, 1x2
panes. Each side of Venetian window, depressed arched headed
sash window 2x3 panes plus radial with rusticated surround. To
E and W are doorways approached by flight of steps, one to E
has gabled porch on reeded columns with capitals of Egyptian
profile, C19 door or 6 panels, recessed, reed moulded. Doorway
to W more simple, French window 2x5 panes with C20 restored
pediment, C19, reeded columns. To W, similar casement window
with basement sash window below 4x2 panes. First floor,
flanking bays to centre, shallow stone balustrades with
rosette paterae decorated stucco string below. Central
tripartite sash window slight segment head, glazing bars, 1x4,
3x4, 1x4 panes. Each side, over balustrade, sash windows 2x4
panes. W bay segment headed sash window 3x4 panes. Second
floor has lower brick string, sash windows with glazing bars,
four 2x3 panes, one (W) 3x3 panes. Central 3 bays first and
second floors have ochre wash with white tuck pointing. E end
elevation: wall blank, timber-framed and plastered, brick
facing to front evident, slight ground floor rear lean-to.
Large C20 conservatory block to N, red brick base wall.
INTERIOR: Adamesque style in principal rooms. Ground floor
central moulded plastered ceiling, oval and shell motif,
tripartite niches in W wall with reeded columns and archivolt
paterae. Room to W, 4 doorways with reeded architraves and
paterae, marble chimney-piece. First floor rooms have acanthus
decorated plaster frieze. Well stairs with turned newel posts,
shaped handrail, stick balusters. The evident timber framing
plus irregularity of the facade suggest both adaptation and
subsequent alteration.

Listing NGR: TL5379838528

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