Guildhall, Town Street, Thaxted - Uttlesford

Built between 1390 and 1410 for the Guild of Cutlers. Altered and restored in early C18, c1910 and 1978. Timber framed and plastered with exposed frame. Red plain tile double hipped roofs; three storeys and cellar. Concerns over rotting sole plate to covered 'market' part of building, which also serves as the entrance, has led to a scheme of temporary propping. Historic England discussing repair solutions with the freeholder, Essex County Council, and tenant, Uttlesford District Council.

Guildhall, Town Street, Thaxted - Uttlesford
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: GUILDHALL
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1112905
  • Local Planning Authority: Uttlesford
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building


  • Building Name: Guildhall
  • County: Essex
  • District / Borough: Uttlesford
  • Parish: Thaxted
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Saffron Walden
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, CA

Contact Details

Trudi Hughes 01223 582739

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England