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Barn Approximately 30 Metres North of Bridge End Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.026 / 52°1'33"N

Longitude: 0.2362 / 0°14'10"E

OS Eastings: 553520

OS Northings: 238759

OS Grid: TL535387

Mapcode National: GBR MBX.SN9

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.1BQQ

Plus Code: 9F4226GP+CF

Entry Name: Barn Approximately 30 Metres North of Bridge End Farmhouse

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281117

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370418

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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669-1/1/38 (East side)
01/11/72 Barn approx 30m north of Bridge End
(Formerly Listed as:
Barn at Bridge End Farm)


Large 11 bayed barn. C18. Timber-framed and weatherboarded,
brick plinth, peg tile, slate and corrugated asbestos roof. L
shaped plan of principal aisled NW-SE range with wing at N end
to NW. SW elevation (towards front yard): SE end, peg tile
roofed and showing site of 2 large waggon doorways, one has
C20 weatherboarded replacement doors, other now infilled and
weatherboarded with one small ground floor door, one upper
loading door and second loading door under eaves, all boarded.
NW end of range, roof slated and brought down over aisle, half
of which has high brick plinth with loading door above. Other
half open, arcaded with curved braces. NE elevation: to rear
yard, principal range, SW end corrugated asbestos cement roof,
continuous louvred vents under eaves, one ground floor and 3
upper boarded loading doors. NW end, full-height open bay with
gabled loft above, loading door in gable. Wing at NW end to NE
slated roof, 2 open arcaded bays continuing round NE end,
narrow weatherboarded wall above with 2 boarded loading doors.
SE end elevation: plain except for high boarded loading door,
flatter roof pitch on NE side over internal aisle. NW end
elevation: gable end of principal range with side wall of wing
to NE. Slate roofs. Whole elevation on brick walling with
flint cobble panels. Walling under wing, dentilled with 2
battered brick buttresses. Wing construction probably
secondary to this boundary wall. Boarded loading doors, one in
gable end, 3 in wing.
INTERIOR: mainly C18 but elegant, with slender unjowled arcade
posts and small curved arcade braces, also knee braces, very
high side aisles. Roof partly of joggled butt side purlin
type. Some trapped by collars, slender rafters. Most walling
of primary braced construction. NE wall of main range of
heavier construction with jowled posts and joints for internal
tension bracing, also diamond mullion holes and shutter
grooves for upper windows. 4 construction phases, probably
(1), late C16 walling. (2) 6 SE bays, still with (now
internal) weatherboarded NW end (3) 5 NW bays (4) NE arcaded
wing, rear wall sat upon older existing wall. Scarf jointing
is very irregular with some joints normally expected in a
medieval context.

Listing NGR: TL5352038759

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