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The Close

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0246 / 52°1'28"N

Longitude: 0.2376 / 0°14'15"E

OS Eastings: 553616

OS Northings: 238606

OS Grid: TL536386

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.0WL

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.2CFS

Entry Name: The Close

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196182

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370559

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


669-1/1/175 (East side)
28/11/51 No.2
The Close


House. Late C15, and early C16. Timber-framed with framing
exposed on front and rendered to rear. Gabled roofs of plain
clay tiles. 2 storeys and `L' plan form. Front to High Street
is of 2 parts, a formerly jettied cross-wing to N and jettied
former hall/chamber range. The cross-wing has a 3-light leaded
light casement on first floor and evidence for former oriel.
Ground floor has been underbuilt and has one similar window. S
part has late C17 coved plaster eaves and a 4-light and a
2-light leaded casement. Ground floor has tall narrow similar
window, an oval window with `spider's web' leading and a
reused door with egg-and-dart architrave and pulvinated frieze
of bay leaves. Reused C15 post in front of framing with
attached shaft and crenellated capital. The N flank of
cross-wing has 2 two-light leaded casement on first floor, one
with remnants of oriel sill and 12 paned double-hung sash
window on ground floor, the latter refaced in painted
brickwork. Lower, later, pitched roofed extension to E behind
wing. C20 stack on rear of cross-wing and earlier stack on
ridge line of main block. Framing, where exposed, is much
repaired with some material from other buildings. The
cross-wing is late Cl5 or early C16 with arch braced side
purlin roof and is now of 2 bays, having been truncated at
rear. The main block of C16 is open framed against cross-wing
with wall plate raised at rear with dormer incorporating C17
iron casement with fittings and leaded lights. Many fragments
of carved timber from elsewhere and small stone arched
fireplace. Formerly there was a further timber-framed
structure to the S but this would seem to have been a separate
build. Thought to have been part converted to chapel in C16.

Listing NGR: TL5368238526

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