2 And 4 Cross Street

14 Jul 2002
2 And 4 Cross Street, Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10 1EX
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TL5338 CROSS STREET 669-1/1/128 (West side) 01/11/72 Nos.2 AND 4


Offices and shop. Early C19 with earlier core c1500. Turning corner with George Street and apparently contemporary with Nos 17 & 17A George Street (qv). Gault brick with slate roofs, interior timber framing. Rectangular plan but No.4 less deep. 3 storeys. E front elevation: No.2. 6 bays with brick pilasters. S end 3 bays swept round to George Street, deep eaves with paired modillions, stack behind ridge towards S end. Ground floor C20 shop front, windows between original pilasters, all plate glass, 2 similar doorways, S end bay in George Street early C19 doorway with moulded panelled doorcase, door has upper glazing and lower moulded panel. First and second floor sash windows with glazing bars. First floor mainly 3x4 panes, fron N, bay 2, 4x4 panes, bay 3 blocked. Second floor all 3x3 panes. No.4. 2 storey but upper floor partly a screen wall to rear yard with dentilled parapet and 2 blind windows. Ground floor altered, C19 shop with consoled cornice and shop fascia board, 6 panelled door with overlight and adjacent C19 horned sash window, also, now, C20 plain door to yard. Rear W elevation: mainly masked by Nos 17 & 17A George Street. Rendered with gable of No.4 lower than No.2. C20 2-light casement window in upper gable wall of each unit. INTERIOR: No.2 exposed principal ceiling joists c1500 in shop comprising bridging and binding joists through whole length and turning corner to George Street passing into No.17. Roll moulding with some leaf stops, originally jettied to street. Heavy end rail at junction with No.4 originally studded but now with light post-medieval studding and joists. Upper floors plain with no timber framing exposed. The plan of Nos 2 and 17 and 17A George Street appears to have been dictated by the earlier medieval building that must have dominated the vicinity.

Listing NGR: TL5379838420


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