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Matching Hall, Matching

Description: Matching Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 118147

OS Grid Reference: TL5253811906
OS Grid Coordinates: 552538, 211906
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7850, 0.2100

Location: Matching, Essex CM17 0QZ

Locality: Matching
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM17 0QZ

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Listing Text

3/58 Matching Hall
22.2252 (formerly listed as
Matching Hall and Dovecote)
Manor house, C15, altered in C16, C17 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. Aligned approx. NW-SE, aspect now SW formerly
NE. 2-bay crosswing at NW end, C15, with central chimney stack, C17. 2-bay
crosswing at SE end,c.1600. 2-storey hall block between them, c.1600. Chimney
stack at junction with SE crosswing, late C16, forming a lobby-entrance to NE.
At N corner of NW wing, square service building with pyramidal roof, 2 storeys,
C17. Single storey extensions with pitched roofs to NE and SE of it, C20.
Second square building with pyramidal roof, 2 storeys, NW of the first, linked
to it by a wall, date uncertain. 2 storeys with attics. SW elevation, ground
floor, gabled porch, 4 double-hung sash windows. First floor, 3 double-hung
sash windows. Facade gable in middle of hall block, with double-hung sash
windows in this and the gable of the SE crosswing. Grouped diagonal shafts
on axial chimney stack. Some framing exposed internally. Axial beam in SW
bay of NW crosswing plain chamfered with step stops. Axial beam in hall block
plain chamfered with bar stops. Roof of NW crosswing of crownpost construction,
much altered, originally with gablet at SW end, altered to a gable. Crownposts
and collar-purlin missing, some original collars present. Roof of SE crosswing
of clasped purlin construction with curved wind braces. Roof of hall block
of joggled butt purlin construction, with facade gables both sides. Like many
medieval houses this has undergone extensive reconstruction in the period of
agricultural prosperity and rapid social change in the late C16 and early C17.
Originally it had an open hall in the place of the present hall block, with
the present NW crosswing forming a parlour and solar.

Listing NGR: TL5253811906

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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