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Wynter's Cottage, Magdalen Laver

Description: Wynter's Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 September 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 118123

OS Grid Reference: TL4963907983
OS Grid Coordinates: 549639, 207983
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7506, 0.1664

Location: Hastingwood Road, Magdalen Laver, Essex CM5 0EW

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

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Listing Text

TL 496 080 MAGDALEN LAVER Wynter's Cottage
4/51 (formerly listed under
13.9.78 Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood)

Cottage, late C16, extended in C17 and C20. Timber framed, plastered with
exposed framing, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2 bays aligned approx.
E-W, the W bay originally open to the roof with an internal timber-framed
chimney, the E bay storeyed. One-bay extension to the W, C16/17. Lean-to
extension to the E, date uncertain. Parallel range of 2 storeys to the SE,
c.1980. Single storey with attics. N elevation, C20 door in tiled gabled porch
3 windows each of 2 leaded casements with arched heads, c.1980, one original
window with 2 diamond mullions, glazed and leaded on the inside, c.1980. 2
gabled dormers with casement windows as on ground floor. Roof half-hipped at
both ends. Some framing exposed internally. Jowled posts, arched braces from
corner posts to wallplates and tiebeams trenched inside studding. Clasped
purlin roof. The W bay retains evidence of unglazed windows with 2 diamond
mullions opposite each other in N and S walls, a S doorway against the SW
corner post, and a N doorway approx. 1 metre from the NW corner post. The W
wall was gabled, with an original timber-framed chimney (approx. 3 metres x
1 metre in plan) against its N end, forming a baffle-entry to the S. The roof
is not smoke-blackened. A floor was inserted in the early C17, of axial beam
with joists of vertical section supported on clamps, and later in the C17 the
timber-framed chimney was replaced in brick. In the- C17 a dormer was made in
the S pitch of the roof, re-using timber from an unglazed window elsewhere.
The E bay has an original floor of lodged joists of elm arranged longitudinally,
and retains evidence of unglazed windows with 2 diamond mullions in the lower
parts of the N and S walls and above the tiebeam of the E wall. The W extension
is built of re-used timber, weathered on both sides, with internal arch bracing
similar to the original cottage but set at a shallower angle. A brick chimney
with bread oven has been built against the partition. The absence of weathering
on the W wall of the original cottage indicates that there was an ancillary
building against it from the outset. Originally the road access was from the
S, later re-routed to the N. Measured drawings and a detailed report by Mr.
J. Walker of the Essex Architectural Research Society are deposited in the NMR.

Listing NGR: TL4963907983

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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