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8, Bridge Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0249 / 52°1'29"N

Longitude: 0.237 / 0°14'13"E

OS Eastings: 553578

OS Northings: 238642

OS Grid: TL535386

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.0R3

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.2C4J

Entry Name: 8, Bridge Street

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370404

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Built-Up Area: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text


SAFFRON WALDEN

TL5338 BRIDGE STREET
669-1/1/25 (East side)
28/11/51 No.8

GV II

House. C16 with C20 rear addition. Timber frame, rendered, red
brick, peg-tiled roof. Rectangular plan of narrow street range
with rear addition. 2 storeys and partial attic, cellar.
Front, W elevation: house on high brick plinth, steps up to
front door. 2 units. (1) timber framing exposed with straight
external tension bracing across fairly close studding, jettied
first floor with major framing joists at each end and
accompanying brackets. Ground floor, beneath jetty,
rectangular bay window of 3 casements with glazing bars, 6x3
panes, also 1x3 fixed lights to return sides. Below, C20
boarded cellar door, red brick plinth each side carrying high
sill. Simple front doorway adjacent to S with C19 door of 4
bead-moulded flush panels. First floor, central 3-light
casement window with rectangular leaded panes. (2) to S, brick
faced single window range, sliding sash windows, ground floor
4x4 panes, first floor 4x3 panes. N end elevation: jettied
timber-framed block to W rear addition to E both on brick and
flint cobble plinth. Framing similar to front with pair of
straight tension braces on first floor. Gable weatherboarded
with central 2x3 casement window. Horns of wall plates project
to carry barge-boards which are now missing. Also single small
casement window at rear on first floor. Rear addition, 2
storey with C19 stack at junction with older front range. Low
pitched slate roof, single ground floor double casement window
with glazing bars, 4x4 panes. Similar smaller first floor
window 4x2 panes. Rear E elevation: broad gable, ground floor
C20 door, upper glazing 2x3 panes and lower panel, C20 sliding
sash window 4x4 panes, first floor has 2 C20 oriel windows
both of sliding sashes, 4x4 panes, also 1x4 paned return side
lights.
INTERIOR: jettied block - joists have step-stopped chamfers. S
side wall of block has medieval door head with sunk spandrels
on S face, also carpenters' assembly marks and mortices above
possibly for a dais head-board. Brick faced bay to S,
independently framed and probably later in date. Tie-beam at S
end lifted at front to accommodate eaves level of C19 brick
refronting.


Listing NGR: TL5357838642

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