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Start Farmhouse, Magdalen Laver

Description: Start Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118118

OS Grid Reference: TL5254808192
OS Grid Coordinates: 552548, 208192
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7517, 0.2086

Location: Wind Hill, Magdalen Laver, Essex CM5 0DT

Locality: Magdalen Laver
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM5 0DT

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Listing Text

5/23 Start Farmhouse

- II

Cottage, c.1500, extended in C18 and C20. Timber framed, plastered with frame
exposed, roof thatched. 2 bays aligned approx. E-W, aspect S, with external
chimney stack, C17, at E end. N extension at E end, C18, forming an L-plan.
Lean-to extension in NW angle, roofed with handmade red clay pantiles.
Weatherboarded shed to SE, roofed with red clay pantiles and Roman tiles.
Single storey with attics. S elevation, plain boarded door, 2 C19 casement
windows, one casement window in swept dormer roofed with red clay Roman tiles,
C20. Roof half-hipped at W end only. Jowled posts. Curved tension bracing in
end wall and arched bracing in side walls, trenched outside studs. Edge-halved
and bridled scarfs in wallplates. Roof of crownpost construction, plastered to
soffits of collars, central crownpost without braces. Originally the E bay was
open to the roof. The W bay may have had a lodged floor, but both the present
floors are C17 insertions, consisting of axial beams chamfered and stopped, with
exposed joists supported on clamps. In N extension unjowled posts, clasped
purlin roof. The walls were weatherboarded until the early C20.

Listing NGR: TL5254808192

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Source: English Heritage

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