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image for Guided Tour item typeHistoric House Tour at 25-27 Church Street

Guided Tour, Sat 2 May 2020

25-27 Church Street

25-27 Church Street

Front elevation displaying some of the best pargeting (external decorative plasterwork) in England

Address

25-27 Church Street,
Saffron Walden,
Essex,
CB10 1JW

Details

See behind the superb decorative plasterwork (‘pargeting’) on the façade of this Grade I-listed building, comprising part of a much-cherished local landmark integral to the town’s history. Two cottages built as a 14th-century hall house, later part of the Sun Inn and now undergoing conversion back into one residence

Extensive surviving medieval fabric and unmodernised interior featuring a painted Tudor overmantel, early Victorian wallpaper and chalk-floored cellars:

- Part-way through major conservation and winner of a prestigious Museums + Heritage award.

- Introductory talk on the building, its history and the current work by owner Douglas Kent, the Technical and Research Director at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

Prior booking essential. The event will last approximately 1.5 hours, including time for refreshments (at the end).

Coach parties acceptedOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

No wheelchair access. Only ground floor accessible to the infirm, not stairs to other levels.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 May 2020 14:30 to 16:00
Further details from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre.

Prices

Pre-book at £14, tickets can be purchased from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre.
Ticket price includes tea, coffee, homemade cakes and biscuits.

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Directions

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Map reference: TL 537385  Lat: 52.02421 Long: 0.24016

By car: On entering Saffron Walden, follow the signs for Swan Meadow pay and display car park off of Bridge Street (B184) (postcode CB10 1BX). From here, walk to the town centre. At the High Street turn left for a short distance, and then right into Church Street. Alternatively, there is some free parking in the town but spaces cannot be guaranteed. Please note that there is no parking in Church Street during working hours from Monday to Saturday.
By public transport: The nearest railway station is Audley End on the London Liverpool Street-Cambridge line. A bus (or taxi) can be taken from here to Saffron Walden town centre (approximately 2 miles) or the cycle path (and bikes left in the yard at the house).

By public transport: The nearest railway station is Audley End on the London Liverpool Street-Cambridge line. A bus (or taxi) can be taken from here to Saffron Walden town centre (approximately 2 miles) or the cycle path (and bikes left in the yard at the house).

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Audley End station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

No wheelchair access. Only ground floor accessible to the infirm, not stairs to other levels.