2 Little Walden Road

25 Jun 2002
2 Little Walden Road, Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10 2DJ
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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 LITTLE WALDEN ROAD 669-1/1/257 (East side) 01/11/72 No.2


House. C17, early C19 addition, C20 refurbishment. Timber-framed and plastered, also C20 brickwork, peg-tiled roof, red brick stacks. Plan irregular L shape of original block with C19 wing plus additional C20 side projections. 2 storey and attics. S front elevation to Pound Walk, all windows and doors of the house are C20. 2 window range and doorway with large stack in line behind. Half hipped roof. Doorway, flat cornice hood on brackets, door has lower boarding and upper glazing 2x3 panes.

3 windows, (W ground floor window removed), 3-light casements with glazing bars, 3x2 panes. To W, set back and on slightly lower level small C20 wing, peg-tiled with 2-light casement window. Rear N elevation: house has deep catslide roof to ground floor lean-to, roof pitch broken by large gabled dormer window in line with stacks with 2-light casement window. Below, stable style door and 3 casement windows, one 3-lights, one 2-light and one single light. Deep single storey wing at E end projecting to N, hipped roof with gables. French window, 4x5 panes. Behind, to E, side of C20 single storeyed addition, 2-light casement also E facing dormer window above with minor stack in front. E end elevation: house block gable at S end with roof hip and 2 protruding wall plates, similar 3-light casement window on both storeys and attic. To N, single storey C19 wing, mark of 2m C20 extension to N visible. Two 2-light casement windows. Small ridge stack towards S end, also, dormer window with 2-light casement window. In front, 2 conjoined C20 gabled ground floor extensions, one a porch with boarded `stable' style door. Other has 3 light casement window. W side elevation to Little Walden Road. House end gable with rear out-shut. Half hipped roof gable has attic 3-light casement window with glazing bars, 3x3 panes, ground floor C20 3-cant bay window, corbelled out, flat roof, glazing bars 4x4 panes. Brick plinth of house deep to accommodate ground levels. Behind to N, single storey C19 wing with three 2-light casement window, small stack towards S end. Side of large rear dormer window through main roof pitch N of principal stack. INTERIOR: mainly now C20 but enough framing exposed to see 3-celled lobby entrance form. Ground floor originally though only 2 rooms with major one (hall) 2 bayed, to E with 2 lamb's tongue chamfered binding joists. Common joists axial to house.

Single bay W room (parlour) has central major bridging joist with lamb's tongue chamfer stops. Common joists transverse. Original rear stair tower framing rising to the attics partly visible encapsulated in lean-to probably of slightly later date. First floor room over `hall' and attic above have stud mortices and wattle groove surviving from 3-celled partitioning. Attic, trapped side purlin roof with cambered collars (for head room). The building is of a classic house style common in England in the C17.

Listing NGR: TL5395938792


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1583 IOE Records taken by Tony Phillips; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr Tony Phillips. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Phillips, Tony

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