History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

40, Castle Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.0258 / 52°1'32"N

Longitude: 0.2408 / 0°14'26"E

OS Eastings: 553833

OS Northings: 238746

OS Grid: TL538387

Mapcode National: GBR MBX.TZQ

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.4B4V

Entry Name: 40, Castle Street

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297774

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370449

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

Find accommodation in
Saffron Walden

Listing Text


669-1/1/70 (South side)
01/11/72 No.40


House. C18 and earlier, altered in early C19. Timber-framed,
plastered with brick and flint cobble walling, peg-tiled roof.
Plan rectangular with minor rear ground floor wing and
conservatory at W end. 2 storey, cellars and attics.
Front, N elevation: red brick with some burnt headers, 3 bays,
central doorway, giant end pilasters with moulded heads cement
rendered to similar plain entablature. Stack of red brick
slightly off-centre to E, another at W end of roof ridge.
Windows slightly segment headed, rendered voussoirs, plain
reveals, frames moulded, sashes with glazing bars, 3x4 panes,
cellar arch boarded over E of doorway, to W now simple
air-bricks. Doorway approached by steps, restrained wooden
doorcase, reeded jambs, flat hood, reveals have recessed
panels, overlight and lattice glazing bars, door of 6 panels,
upper 2 glazed. Rear, S elevation: wall has obvious central
break in construction, to W timber-framed, to E lower flint
cobbling, upper brickwork, now all colourwashed. Ground floor,
to E, sliding sash segment headed window, glazing bars, 2x4
panes, trap to cellar below, to W, doorway, door has upper
glazing 2x2 panes, 2 lower panels, C19 lean-to, corrugated
asbestos roof, small stack at E side, adjacent, C19 2x2 paned
casement window. 2-light casement, second window on S side 4x3
panes. Conservatory, brick base, large casement windows,
plastic roof. First floor, single window E of centre, similar
to one below. 3 flat roofed dormer windows, simple 2-light
casements with glazing bars, outer 2x2 panes, centre 4x2
INTERIOR: central passage house with principal stack
protruding into passageway. This, together with rear building
break suggest house rebuilt with additions to an earlier

Listing NGR: TL5383338746

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.