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Carriageway to Alley Between Numbers 22 and 26

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0233 / 52°1'23"N

Longitude: 0.2397 / 0°14'22"E

OS Eastings: 553766

OS Northings: 238466

OS Grid: TL537384

Mapcode National: GBR MC3.1FT

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.3DKS

Entry Name: Carriageway to Alley Between Numbers 22 and 26

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196209

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370636

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 KING STREET
669-1/1/252 (North side)
28/11/51 Carriageway to alley between Nos.22
and 26
(Formerly Listed as:
KING STREET
Nos.22 AND 26)

GV II

Carriageway. Early C16. Timber-framed and plastered, peg tile
roof. 2 storeys. Rectangular plan. S elevation, to street:
portal, W side restored in C19. Posts have medieval pilasters
with capitals, leaf decorated spandrel to arch bracing of
head. Above, C19 display board with leaf copying those below
`W.Hart, est. 1836', firm of printers and stationers, still
extant. Above, timber-framed wall, plastered with simple
combed pargetting, central C19 sash window, 3x4 panes, roof
half hipped at E end. Rear, N elevation: arch braced portal,
as front but undecorated. First floor, over carriageway, lath
and plaster with central boarded door with ventilation slits,
simple fixed window each side. Room now isolated, as no access
exists from either side. Carriageway side walls to E, heavy
central cross framing with close studded infilling, remnant of
capital on central post. Ground floor arch-headed doorway at
rear with leaf decorated spandrels and moulded jambs. W side
cross framing with pair of upper stud braces, side doorway at
rear similar to one on E wall but head restored in plain
boarding. Timber framing continues from carriageway on W side
as part of No.26 (qv), along alley with later brick infilling
and replacement. Original moulded joists of high ceiling
remain within carriageway. The carriageway, together with Nos
20, 20A and 26 (qv) has the shape of a typical large medieval
inn.


Listing NGR: TL5376638466

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