17 Feb 2003
Harnser, Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10 1XA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TL54SW LITTLE WALDEN 669-1/5/368 Harnser


House consisting of hall and cross-wing. Late C16 with C19 additions. Timber-framed and plastered, red brick, peg and clay tiled roofs. Plan L shaped. One and a half and 2 storeys.

Front E elevation: principal range with N end cross-wing, ground floor brick, rendered and ashlar lined, timber above, similarly rendered. Cross-wing gable and first floor, C20 tile-hung. C19 barge-boards above. Stack at junction of units with lower C17 brickwork, upper rebuilt. Ground floor, 4 casement windows and C20 boarded door. First floor, one cross-wing window, one gabled dormer window (one and a half storey system). Shadow of strutted framing below dormer suggests possible raising of roof eaves. Rear W elevation: principal range has deep outshut with catslide roof with small extra extension to W at S end. C19 walling of random bricks and cobbles, 2 single and one 2-light casement windows, 3 C20 roof lights. Principal stack at N end adjacent to cross-wing. Cross-wing roof line shows 2 builds, rear section added in mid C19 brick with timber-framed first floor jettied to yard (S). Exterior stack at W end with C19 deep barge-boards. S side, ground floor, boarded door and 3-light casement window, 2-light casement on first floor. W end, one ground floor and 2 first floor casement windows. N side elevation: long range with central building break. To E, ground floor pargetted with end of brick walling under E front evident. 3-light window. First floor, tile-hung as front, simple casement window. To rear of centre, ground floor brick, fan pargetted framing above with simple casement window. S end elevation: gabled end with outshut to W. Ground floor brick rendered, 3 casement windows, doorway in outshut. C19 boarded door. C20 gabled trellis porch. First floor, 3-light casement window with glazing bars, centre round headed in `Venetian' style. INTERIOR: framing elements of late C16 hall, central arched braced tie-beam truss of cross-wing clear, together with once jettied joists to street frontage, now underbuilt. Hall extended to S c1800 in primary braced framing, first floor doorway forced through original S end wall and tie-beam for attic accommodation. Principal ground floor fireplace at junction of units, facing hall, timber lintel, C17 brickwork, (some repairs). Early repairs in house framing have forelock bolts.

Listing NGR: TL5459641541


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


Ashlar, Brick, Clay, Cobble, Plaster, Render, Tile, Timber, Tudor Cross Wing House, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, Hall House, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building