See behind the superb decorative plasterwork (pargeting) on the facade of this Grade 1 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.
Tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and are expected to appeal most to those interested in the informed and sensitive renovation of old buildings.
Tickets £14 each which includes tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits, available from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre.