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Falconers, Sawbridgeworth

Description: Falconers

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 October 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 160780

OS Grid Reference: TL4747414180
OS Grid Coordinates: 547474, 214180
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8068, 0.1377

Location: Falcon Close, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire CM21 0AY

Locality: Sawbridgeworth
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: CM21 0AY

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 15
TL 474 141:6/19
C14 aisled hall and crosswing. ?C17 large stack inserted in upper end of
hall. Roof eaves raised early C18 and interior remodelled. Extended by
2 storey rear range and given some new windows and wavy bargeboards in C19.
Timberframe rough plastered. Gabled old red tile roofs. Cross wing on E
at higher level with original steep roof. Front faces N. Small internal
gable stack in front slope of roof at W. 2 storeys 3 windows to hall
range, 1 window to cross wing on E. C18 flush box sashes with 6/6 panes
and moulded architraves to 1st floor of main range. C19 flush sashes with
8/8 panes and external shutters to Gd floor. C19 3/3 paned flush sashes
to cross wing. C19,4 panel door with glazed round headed upper panels.
Gabled tiled open porch modern. E end has early C19 brick plastered,2
storey, canted bay window with recessed sashes and vertical margin lights.
Early C19 rear wing stucco lined as ashlar probably on timberframe. E end
has large flush sash window of 6/9 panes with 3-panelled external shutters
to Gd floor. Smaller 6/6 pane flush sash over and wavy bargeboard with
central pendant. N side has irregular pattern of sash windows and plank
side door. Internally chamfered axial beams in service end and parlour
end support cross beams. Entrance door on N and cupboard on line of
cross passage. Early C18, 2 panelled doors with H hinges. Stair rises in
hall and,on both floors, a passage on the S side is separated from the hall
and the chamber over only by an openwork screen with solid dado and spaced
moulded splats above. Structure of aisled hall exposed in W gable and
framed wall at lower end of hall. Heavy jowled wall posts and arcade posts
with tension braces in framework. Arcade plates can be traced along the
building. Soot blackened rafters and evidence for crown post roof. Roof
of hall recently rebuilt. Cross wing roof probably original. Falconers
is said to have been latterly the residence of the falconer of the
Pishiobury estate. It is of special interest as the oldest domestic
building surviving in Sawbridgeworth and in origin must have been of
high social status, possibly an earlier manorial centre.

Listing NGR: TL4747414180

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Source: English Heritage

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