Myddylton House

25 Jun 2002
Myddylton House, Myddylton Place, Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10 1BB
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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 MYDDYLTON PLACE 669-1/1/311 (West side) 28/11/51 Myddylton House


Large house. C16, 1534, with additions of early C18, refronted early/mid C19. Timber framing, gault brick slate and peg tile roofs. Rectangular plan. 3 storeys. Front E elevation: gault brickwork has oolitic stone dressings, 5 bays, clasping pilasters, uneven window spacing. Front door slightly off-centre to N, stone, dentilled cornice hood, plain frieze and pilasters, simple capitals and bases, 4 panelled door. Stone bands between storeys, flat window arches and sills also stone. Ground floor, sashes, 3x4 panes, first floor 2-light casement window with glazing bars 4x3 panes plus upper fixed light 4x1 panes. Second floor, `cross' windows with glazing bars, 2 lower casements 4x3 paned in all, plus upper light, 4x1 panes. Deep boarded eaves with brick dentils, slate roof hipped, stacks at N and S ends, roof ridge of rear wing in line with front door. W end elevation: pink gault brick with integral rear lean-to. Lower part obscured but second floor and first floor have 2 and one blind segment headed window apertures. Lean-to, second floor, segment headed window with C20 3-light metal casement. End gault brick stack emerges through pitch of hipped roof. Roof of W wing hipped and peg-tiled, subsidiarly similar roof in internal angle between wing and lean-to. E end mainly obscured but in similar style to front, plain with stack as at W end. INTERIOR: RCHM records house origin as possibly in early C16 as a large fireplace bears an inscription possibly 1534, with the syllables `MYD' AND `DYL' and, between them a carved `tun' bearing the letter K. This fireplace is now lined with Delft tiles. Also C16, C17 and C18 panelling are recorded by the RCHM. These features are said to be still in situ.

Listing NGR: TL5355738578


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

Rights Holder: Phillips, Tony


Brick, Oolitic Limestone, Slate, Stone, Tile, Timber, Medieval Timber Framed House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Elizabethan Timber Framed Building, House, Domestic, Dwelling