The Grove

9 Jan 2003
The Grove, 4 Chaters Hill, Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10 2AB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TL5438 CHATERS HILL 669-1/2/94 (East side) 01/11/72 No.4 The Grove


House, now subdivided as 2 units. 1840. Timber-framed and plastered, red brick, ruddled and tuck pointed, stuccoed detailing, slate roof. Plan irregular L form, principal block N-S and set back S wing back to back with older parallel range with right angle E-W wing of lesser proportion. 2 storeys and basement. Front W elevation: principal block. 3 window range with piano nobile and approach steps. Central doorway with ground floor bay window each side continued down to basement rooms. First floor windows have moulded stuccoed architraves, stuccoed string between floors. Bay windows have dentilled cornice with diagonal consoles and fluted piers. Doorway has deeply projecting porch with stuccoed dentilled cornice and pulvinated frieze with Ionic columns and inner pilasters. Plinth, piers and basement walling all stuccoed. doorway has semicircular over-light with ornamental glazing, door has upper glazed panel with margin glazing bars, and lower flush bead moulded panels. All windows are horned sashes and on ground and first floor have margin glazing bars, including return sashes to bay windows. Roof hipped with deep eaves. Stacks at N and S ends. To S, unit set back, single first floor window with moulded architrave. Below, large C19 conservatory with swept serpentine roof and 4 C20 restoration continuous casement windows with glazing bars, each 3x2 panes.

4 stucco moulded recesses in brickwork below. Rear, E elevation: complex due to C19 addition and late C20 raising of the ground floor to provide a basement. N principal range timber-framed and pargetted, some old but mainly C20. Central piano nobile doorway approached by C20 metal steps, C19 door with 2 upper round headed glazed panels, lower flush panels, bead moulded. Adjacent to N, C19 3-cant bay, fully glazed French window with sash side cants, now with guard rail as basement extended down with C20 sash window. To S of doorway, C19 sash window with moulded architrave, glazing bars, 3x4 panes. First floor, 2 C19 sash windows with moulded architraves, glazing bars, 2x4 panes. Also, 2 semicircular headed windows, one for stair, one small at S end. Both with upper radial glazing bars. Basement has C20 door with upper glazing 2x3 panes and 2 C20 casaement windows. To S, C19 brick wing to E has 3 first floor `Y' glazed `Gothick' lancet windows, one 2-light and one long with glazing bars, 4x2 panes. N end, 2 minor hipped additions, lower has C20 door with upper glazing 2x3 panes and behind, rear brick wall and end stack of front unit. N end elevation: front brick unit plain except for string continued in brick from front. Rear unit set back with small C19 segment headed attic window. First floor, C20 casement window 2x3 panes, ground floor C20 lean-tos with single C20 casement window as on first floor. S end elevation: principal block plain. S wing first floor has C19 sash window 3x4 panes.

C20 shaped barge-boards. C20 ground floor casement window below brick string. Conservatory rear projects S backed by brick wall, brick and rendered brick base, serpentine roof end, C20 restored with multiple panes, wooden glazing bars. INTERIOR: totally reorganised in C20 restoration and division into 2 units.

Listing NGR: TL5433238595


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