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Latitude: 52.0241 / 52°1'26"N
Longitude: 0.2366 / 0°14'11"E
OS Eastings: 553550
OS Northings: 238549
OS Grid: TL535385
Mapcode National: GBR MC3.0N3
Mapcode Global: VHHL4.1DX5
Entry Name: Walden Place
Listing Date: 28 November 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1196232
English Heritage Legacy ID: 370701
Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10
Civil Parish: Saffron Walden
Built-Up Area: Saffron Walden
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
TL5338 MYDDYLTON PLACE
669-1/1/313 (West side)
28/11/51 Walden Place
Large house, now divided up for retirement apartments and
sheltered accommodation. Mid C18, with some C19
refenestration, C20 division. Red brick, some stucco
dressings, clay tiled roof, plan rectangular but with C20 wing
projecting on NW corner. 3 storeys and cellars.
Front, S elevation: 5 bays, parapet with recessed panels and
stucco cornice. Central doorway approached by steps, Doric
style, with pediment, triglyph frieze and fluted flat
pilasters. Within, rusticated stucco door-case. Door with 8
panels, all now glazed. All windows have rubbed brick
voussoirs that are shaped to central keystone form. All are
sashes with glazing bars, ground floor, 3x5 panes, first floor
3x4, second floor 3x2. Central windows have moulded stucco
architraves, first floor `eared', second floor `shouldered'
plus keystone, both have consoles below sills. Roof concealed
by parapet but comprises 3 hipped runs parallel to frontage.
Stacks at E and W ends.
Rear N elevation: 5 window range, somewhat irregular. External
stack to W. Windows all sashes with glazing bars, rubbed brick
voussoirs, ground floor two 3x4 panes, first floor five 3x4
panes, second floor three 3x2 panes. C20 addition, ground
floor, W end. W side elevation: 4 storeys (includes side of
cellars) 4 bays, ground and first floor windows, sashes in
house style 3x4 panes, second floor 3x2 panes. 2 windows on
first floor blind with glazing painted in. Cellar, 2 windows
blocked one now with louvres, C20 louvred door. E side
elevation: 3 storeys, 3 window range, windows somewhat
irregular in house style. Ground floor, two 2x4 panes, one
3x4. First floor, round headed stair window 3x4 panes plus
radial glazing, window either side in `Venetian' style 2x4
panes, second floor, two 2x2 panes, one 3x2 panes. Roof system
seen with stack to S.
INTERIOR: open string original dogleg stair, 3 turned
balusters per tread, turned newel posts, wreathed handrail.
Original C18 dogleg back stair, closed string, turned
balusters. Round arched entry to passageway at base of
principal staircase, moulded with shell decorated keystone. A
number of heavy panelled doors survive, also 2 ceilings with
plastered cornices, one reeded with roundels, other with oak
leaf and acorn decoration. Cellars have brick floors.
Listing NGR: TL5355038549
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