The Coach House and West Stable, Audley End House, Saffron Walden, Essex: Recording and Fabric Analysis

Author(s): P Smith

A report on the on the Stables at Audley End House was originally commissioned from the Architectural Investigation Team in Cambridge by Andrew Hann of the Properties Division of English Heritage prior to the carrying out of minimal repair work before opening the building to the public. Eventually two reports were completed on the building, Audley End Stables, EH Research Dept Report Series no. 65-2008 and Supplement to Audley End Stables, EH Research Dept Report no. 62-2009. Paul Drury and I were then asked to write an article on the history and architectural development of the Stables. This article entitled 'The Audley End Stables in the 17th Century', was published in the English Heritage Historical Review, No. 5, 2011, pp. 44-80. In the process of compiling and researching this article Paul Drury and I visited the Stables in March 2010. By pure chance this visit took place whilst the minimal repair work was in progress. Unbeknown to us this work involved the partial removal of plaster from the walls of two rooms within the Stable building; the Coach House and the West Stable. What was found and what was recorded photographically forms the substance of this report. An archaelological monitoring report was produced, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, Report No. 939, by David Webb of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit in March 2010, but this did not concern itself with the removal of the plaster from the internal walls of this building.

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