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Elm Cottage, Matching

Description: Elm Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118156

OS Grid Reference: TL4944510371
OS Grid Coordinates: 549445, 210371
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7721, 0.1646

Location: Chalk Lane, Matching, Essex CM17 0NN

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

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Listing Text

Elm Cottage

- II

Part of a C16 house, extended in C20. Timber framed, mostly weatherboarded,
part plastered, roof thatched. 2 bays aligned E-W with internal chimney stack
at W gable. Single storey flat-roofed extension to W, large extension to SE
with link between. Door and all windows C20. Framing exposed internally.
Jowled posts at corners. Heavy tension bracing to E corner posts, halved inside
studs. Original partition between bays of heavy studs at ground floor level,
but apparently no original partition above. No central tiebeam, arch-braced
collar truss. Original floor of square-section common joists arranged axially
in E bay, similar floor in W bay but apparently inserted after original
construction, some original floorboards in both bays. The binding joist at
the W end is chamfered and stopped on both sides, indicating that there has
been a third bay to the W of the existing building. This curious building does
not correspond with known types. The framing is heavy and of high quality,
better than would be expected in a cottage, but the accommodation, even with
a third bay, was always small.

Listing NGR: TL4944510371

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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