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The Homestead, Matching

Description: The Homestead

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118165

OS Grid Reference: TL5073310792
OS Grid Coordinates: 550733, 210792
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7755, 0.1834

Location: Matching, Essex CM17 0NY

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

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Listing Text

3/84 The Homestead


House, early C17. Timber framed, plastered with exposed framing at front of
first floor only, roofed with C20 red tiles. 4 bays aligned approximately E-W,
axial chimney stack in second bay from W. External chimney stack at E gable.
Lean-to extension at W end. 2 storeys. 3 window range of C20 casements, C20
tiled gabled porch. Some framing exposed internally. Jowled wallposts,
straight tiebeams, curved bracing trenched inside studs in most of house,
straight bracing trenched inside studs in W bay. Chamfered beams with lamb's
tongue stops. Clasped purlin roof. There is a straight joint between the W
bay and the remainder of the house. Both parts are of the early C17, but the
W bay is slightly later in date than the rest. The Walker map of 1609 (Essex
Record Office D/DU 25) shows a single storey house on this site. The present
house is built in 2 storeys from the outset and is not an adaptation of the 1609
house, although the chimney stack could be the same. RCHM 12.

Listing NGR: TL5073310792

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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