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2 and 4, Church Path

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0242 / 52°1'27"N

Longitude: 0.2392 / 0°14'21"E

OS Eastings: 553731

OS Northings: 238564

OS Grid: TL537385

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.193

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.3D93

Plus Code: 9F4226FQ+MM

Entry Name: 2 and 4, Church Path

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280695

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370475

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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669-1/1/96 (West side)
28/11/51 Nos.2 AND 4
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1-7 (Consecutive))


2 houses that now incorporate an earlier row, Nos 2-7 (consec)
on the previous listing. Later Cl6 and possibly older.
Timber-framed and plastered, peg-tiled roofs. Long rectangular
range. 2 storeys and attics. 3 early C19 stacks, linked to
No.1 (qv) at S end.
Front, E elevation: continuous jetty, framing exposed, fairly
close studding, approx 46cm centres, but heavily restored in
C20 especially at S end with re-used timber. 6 full bays
denoted by projecting principal joists, some with brackets,
short bay at S end on junction with No.1. Framing has clear
break in construction showing 2 separate builds towards S end.
Windows on ground and first floors mainly late C18 sliding
sashes with glazing bars, 4x4 panes, 5 on each floor. Ground
floor also has C20 casement window at N end, glazing bars, 2x3
panes. First floor has similar window at S end. A 4-light
blocked medieval mullioned window is visible on the first
floor. 6 front doors, all C20 with upper glazing, glazing
bars, 3x3 panes. S end has plain passageway through to rear. 3
lead-roofed raking dormers with double casements, glazing
bars, 4x4 panes. Rear, W elevation: rendered with C20 cement
tiled roof. First floor, 6 window range, 5 C20 double
casements with glazing bars, 4x2 panes, at N end a C20 oriel
on coved bracket of 3 front and single side lights, casements
have glazing bars, each 2x3 panes. Ground floor, irregular,
three 2-light casements, plain glazing, 2 similar single-light
casements. 3 C20 doors with simple surrounds, upper glazed
panels and 2 lower recessed panels. Passageway through from
street at S end. N end elevation: rendered gable end, 3 double
casements with glazing bars, one to each storey, ground floor
6x3 panes, first floor and attic 4x4 panes.
INTERIOR: principal members exposed but neither studding nor
roof structures visible. Junction of 2 blocks clear with
original studding of S end wall of N block cut away, mortices
and wattle grooves evident. All other visible trusses are
open, the building therefore having long undivided ranges on
both floors. The roof structure is boarded in but one pair of
visible rafters in No.2 have simple collar trenches, implying
a collar and rafter system. Edge-halved and bridled butted
scarf joints visible in Nos 2 & 4 denote a later medieval date
that can be narrowed to the late C16 by the use of lamb's
tongue chamfer stops and undisturbed, relatively close
studding of the northern of the 2 builds. The southern unit is
undecorated and much rebuilt, making dating difficult,
however, it appears to have been truncated at both N and S
ends and consequently could be considerably earlier.

Listing NGR: TL5373138564

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