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Collins Cross Farmhouse, Matching

Description: Collins Cross Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 November 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 118149

OS Grid Reference: TL5192011956
OS Grid Coordinates: 551920, 211956
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7856, 0.2011

Location: Harlow Road, Matching, Essex CM17 0QY

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

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Listing Text

Collins Cross Farmhouse
12.11.80 II

Hall house, c.1500, altered in C17 and C20. Timber framed, plastered,roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned approx. N-S with storeyed
parlour/solar end to N and storeyed service end to S. Inserted axial chimney
stack in S bay of hall, c.1600. External chimney at N end. External chimney
stack at S end with large bread oven to SW of it, with gabled roof. Lean-to
extension to W of hall and parlour, with lean"-to porch in SW angle. Single
storey with attic at S end, remainder of 2 storeys. Frame partly exposed
internally. Jowled wallposts, curved bracing trenched to outside of studs.
Central tiebeam of hall removed, exposing lap dovetail tying joints with entrant
shoulders. Original joists of parlour/solar end arranged longitudinally, raised
approx. 18 cm at N end. Floor at service end wholly rebuilt in C20, but with
mortices for soffit tenons visible, showing that originally it was similar to
that of N end. Floor inserted in hall c.1600. Roof of service end of clasped
purlin construction, with massive curved wind braces. Walls of hall and parlour
solar end raised by approx. 1 metre in C17, and roof rebuilt, clasped purlin
construction. Evidence of large hall window on W side. Studs of partition
between hall and parlour fully exposed, with 3 tenons and mortices to support
former fixed bench on S side. Bread oven of elliptical plan, larger than usual
domestic size, complete except for door, C18.

Listing NGR: TL5192011956

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Source: English Heritage

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