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Roffey Cottages, Matching

Description: Roffey Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118151

OS Grid Reference: TL4995611018
OS Grid Coordinates: 549956, 211018
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7777, 0.1723

Location: Matching, Essex CM17 0PE

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

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Listing Text

Nos. 1 and 2 (Roffey
2/33 Cottages)


House, C16 or earlier, altered in C17 and C19, now 2 cottages. Timber framed,
roughcast rendered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays aligned approx.
NE-SW, aspect NW. Chimney stack in second bay from SW, forming a lobby entrance
(door no. 2). External chimney stack on NE end. Lean-to extension to rear, and
single storey extension to rear of SW bay, C19. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 2
plain boarded doors, C19/20, 3 casement windows and 2 fixed lights, C20. Roof
hipped at both ends. Original wallplates immediately above first-floor level,
containing edge halved and bridled scarfs. Middle tiebeam missing, others in
situ. Second set of wall plates and tiebeams approx. 1.5 metres above the
first. Floor in 2 middle bays supported on pegged clamps. Axial beams, plain
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, joists of vertical section unchamfered above
ground and first floor. No wall framing exposed. Originally this house had
eaves only about 2.5 metres high. The fact that the inserted floor in
the 2 middle bays is supported on clamps suggests that it was an open hall. In
the C17 the walls were raised by approx. 1.5 metres and the roof rebuilt, and it
became a lobby-entrance house of 2 full storeys. In the C19 it was divided into
cottages. This appears to be the same house which the RCHM recorded in Harlow
parish (18) with grouped diagonal chimney shafts, but they are no longer

Listing NGR: TL4995611018

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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