2-28 Village Street / 2-22 Village Street

26 Jun 2002
2-28 Village Street, Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB11 4JB
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2-22 Village Street, Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB11 4JB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TL53NW VILLAGE STREET, Audley End 669-1/3/349 (West side) 28/11/51 Nos.2-22 (Even) (Formerly Listed as: VILLAGE STREET, Audley End Nos.2-28 (Even))


Houses, in a row and one block of 3. Mainly C18 but earlier C16 and C17 buildings remain, C20 amalgamation and renumbering (Nos 24-28 (even) no longer exist). Timber-framed and plastered with considerable areas of early basket and combed pargetting, some C20 renewal, peg-tiled roofs. Front, E elevation: continuous terrace stepped down in 4 units to follow falling ground to S. Houses comprise single, or, now double units, each consisting of simple 2 window range with central boarded doors, a number of which are now renewed. One and a half storeys with 2 gabled dormers each with sliding sashes, glazing bars, 4x3 panes. Shared end-gable stacks. Stepped runs, Nos 2-10 in street style but No.2 double unit, now only one stack, windows irregular, roof break, single stack shared with No.14. Nos 12-16 in street style, No.14 is double unit, No.16 2 storeys with no dormers. Nos 18-20, 18 double, changing from one and a half to 2 storeys. No.20 fully 2 storeys. No.22 single one and a half storey end unit of 3 bays with single central dormer window. Rear, W elevation: originally similar to front but N end, between Nos 12-4 have several C20 flat roofed ground floor additions and broad C20 flat roofed dormers. No.2 has a rear C19 gabled wing. N end elevation of No.2 has C19 decorated barge-boards as on the Post Office (qv) across the street. INTERIOR: Nos 4, 6, 20 and 22 inspected. Nos 4 & 6 have simple C17/C18 framing. No.20 is earlier C17 having an axial ground floor ceiling joist with lamb's tongue chamfer stops. No.22 is a medieval 4-bay open hall house with crown-post roof. Central hall area now rebuilt but both ends of hall partition frames survive, sooted with foot-braced crown posts. The N end bay at first floor is ceiled in but a complete crown-post roof can be seen through rear redundant window. Robust flat laid joists run axially in the S (service) bay. Large inserted C17 stack set backing on to site of cross-passage with present front and back doors denoting its position.

Listing NGR: TL5246937942


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Plaster, Tile, Timber, Medieval Row, Tudor Domestic, Elizabethan Multiple Dwelling, Dwelling, Row House, Monument <By Form>, House, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building, Terrace, Terraced House