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2, the Square, Sawbridgeworth

Description: 2, the Square

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 October 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 160855

OS Grid Reference: TL4838014785
OS Grid Coordinates: 548380, 214785
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8120, 0.1510

Location: 2 The Square, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire CM21 9AE

Locality: Sawbridgeworth
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: CM21 9AE

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 2
TL 4838 1478:3/42
C16 rear range, early C18 front range, traditional shop front to W half
of front. Timber frame plastered under steep roofs, half hipped with
old red tiles to rear range, gabled with front slope slated, to front
range. Lean-to rear outshuts under catslide tiled roofs. Lower workshop
extension C19 on W. Rear range of 2 storeys attics and cellar. On Gd
floor chamfered and stopped exposed ceiling joists and evidence of regular
close studding in walls to E and S indicate a building of high quality.
Large central chimney stack appears to be an early insertion. 3 bay
clasped purlin roof with diminished principals, slightly curved long
braces, and cambred collars. Spiral stair next chimney. C17 mullioned
2 light leaded casement in E attic, large NE corner post exposed on 1st
floor. Early C18 front range of 2 storeys with 3 window front to N.
Rough plastered over black plinth. Wooden eaves cornice with paired
brackets. External gable stack on E only serving Gd floor. Near symmetrical
front with door pushed over to E to allow insertion of shop front. Flush
box sashes with moulded architraves but C19, 2/2 paned sashes. Circa 1760
triangular pedimented wooden doorcase with tapered-plain pilasters,
acanthus consoles and full entablature with coved and arched bed mould
to straight and raking cornices. Architrave and frieze break forward over
consoles and over central panel. Heavy frame to 8 panelled raised and
fielded door, top 2 panels glazed. Small Gd floor semicircular flat topped
bay on E flank with moulded cornice and 3 sashes segmental on plan. Early
C19, 8/8 paned flush sash to 1st floor of rear range and small C19 flush
sash with 2/2 panes over bay window. Interior of front range has C18
2 panel doors generally with H-hinges. The building is said to have been
in use by butchers continuously since 1838. An important C16 building with
good C18 front range and fine c1760 doorcase with Gothic influence.

Listing NGR: TL4838014785

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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