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Old Saffron Walden Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.019 / 52°1'8"N

Longitude: 0.2369 / 0°14'12"E

OS Eastings: 553587

OS Northings: 237984

OS Grid: TL535379

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.6R0

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.2J22

Entry Name: Old Saffron Walden Hospital

Listing Date: 2 April 1987

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280236

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370652

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB11

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


669-1/3/268 (North West side)
02/04/87 Old Saffron Walden Hospital
(Formerly Listed as:
London Road Hospital)


Hospital, now council offices. Dated 1865. William Beck. Red
brick, white brick and stone dressings, slate roof with two
3-course fishscale bands and cresting. High Victorian Gothic.
2 storeys with attics. Shallow H plan; central entrance bay
breaking forward slightly; gabled cross-wings, lower gabled
wings projecting at each end. Single-storey later C19 range
attached to NE. Front elevation has paired Caernarvon arched
windows to ground floor with column mullions, similar single
windows flanking entrance bay. Open stone porch with granite
piers and steeply-pitched stone roof flanked by sashes under
pointed stone heads. Stone first floor sillband; decorative
red and white brick first floor band, similar cornice band.
White brick quoins. Central bay has: pavilion roof with
decorative iron balustrade, large gabled wall dormer with
stack at apex and 3-light pointed window with plate tracery
under decorative brick arch. Plaque at eaves level incribed `S
WALDEN HOSPITAL', paired round headed sashes to first floor
under pointed stone arches, with column mullion, flanked by
brick and stone cartouches inscribed `18 65'. Half hipped
corners with paired 2-light sashes under pointed heaads.
Cross-wings have pointed 3-light first floor windows with
plate tracery and decorative brick arches. Other first floor
windows with round-headed sashes under stone arches. End wings
and rear have similar traceried first floor windows, other
windows are sashes with stone lintels. Rear elevation mostly
obscured by later C19 additions.
INTERIOR: entrance hall has 3-bay limestone arcade with carved
capitals, 2-centred stone arch over entrance with carved
imposts; stair with pierced balusters, open timber roof;
carved stone corbels throughout.

Listing NGR: TL5358737984

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

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