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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Uttlesford (District Authority)
Saffron Walden
National Grid Reference:
TL 53711 38698



TL5338 CASTLE STREET 669-1/1/75 (North side) 28/11/51 Nos.49 AND 51


House, now 2 units. Late C15 `Wealden' recessed hall type. Timber-framed and plastered with peg tile roof, red brick central stack. Irregular L shaped plan of rectangular street range with rear addition. 2 storeys with cellar. Front, S elevation: `Wealden' facade of recessed central bay with jettied bays each side and eaves continuous with flying plate. Jetty brackets at each end of jettied ends and also another off centre under E jetty. Remains of combed panel pargetting, stack set through front roof pitch. Ground floor, 2 front doors at E and W ends, both of 6 recessed panels but upper pair now glazed. Simple door frames with moulded architraves. 2 windows, both with moulded architraves, sashes with glazing bars, 4x4 panes, both C19 but in No.51 repaired in C20. First floor, 2 windows in projecting jetties, C19 sliding sashes, both 4x4 panes. Rear, N elevation: No.49, slated C20 ground floor lean-to and 2 storey and attic short wing with gambrel roof. All windows C20, ground floor 2-leaf French window and 3-light casement window with single central glazing bars, 6 panes. Similar window on first floor and at attic level, also first floor double casement window with glazing bars, 4x2 panes. No.51. C17 timber-framed slated ground floor lean-to, refurbished in C20, with double casement window, 4x3 panes. C20 brick single storey wing with gabled roof and one 2-light and one single light casement respectively 4x3 and 3x3 panes. Also boarded `stable' door with upper light. C20 flat roofed dormer window with double casement window, glazing bars, 4x3 panes. INTERIOR: clear evidence of service bay to E, solar bay to W with sooted, central, single bay open hall. Simple crown post roof with board shaped braces. E end shows joints of service door frames behind undershot cross-passage, similar evidence for short speres at junction with hall. Extra external jetty bracket defines site of cross-passage. Service end also has rear stair trap with evidence of associated 3-light mullioned window. High end (No.49), has considerable part of rear 4-light hall window intact, lower mullion bars and one upper one remain with hollow chamfered decoration. Similar front hall windows masked and infilled but dropped head intact below eave. Rear wall of solar bay has evidence of ground and first floor 3-light mullioned window. Ground floor fireplaces in both are rebuilt, C19 with segment head in No.49 and C20 in No.51, but surrounded by remnants of sloping timber framing suggesting a timber chimney pre-dating the present C17 one. Cellar in No.51 relined in C20. Crown post roof at W end seen to be cut off, once it continued to W. This evidence relates to crude butting of No.47 against No.49. The building must have had a larger solar end which was later reduced and the new W wall was shared with No.47. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Ratcliffe E: Essex: London: 1965-: 337).

Listing NGR: TL5371138698


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Essex, (1965), 337


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 19 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/04137/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Stubbington. Source Historic England Archive
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