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Cottage 60 Metres South East of Martinsfield, Matching

Description: Cottage 60 Metres South East of Martinsfield

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 September 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 118171

OS Grid Reference: TL5330411125
OS Grid Coordinates: 553304, 211125
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7778, 0.2208

Location: 1 Colvers, High Laver, Essex CM17 0QE

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

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Listing Text

3/65 Cottage 60 metres
20.9.83 SE of Martinsfield


Small hall house, C15, altered in C17 and C20, disused in March 1983. Timber
framed, part plastered, part weatherboarded, roof partly thatched, partly
uncovered. 2 bay hall aligned N-S, with integral single-storey parlour to N,
integral service end to S, storeyed originally. Inserted chimney stack in
S bay of hall facing N, C17. Lean-to extensions to E, C19 and C20. Single
storey. W elevation, weatherboarded dado, plastered above. One C20 3-light
window incorporating an C18 wrought iron casement, one C20 metal casement
window, one window of 2 C18 wrought iron casements. Roof hipped at N half-
hipped at S. Jowled posts. Wall framing exposed' internally, curved tension
bracing trenched to the outside of heavy studs. Collar-rafter roof, ceiled to
the soffits of the collars. Rafters over hall smoke-blackened. Central tiebeam
of hall missing. Partition between hall and (N) parlour, of which only the
tiebeam and 2 studs above remain in situ. In the parlour a line of pegholes
indicates that a floor on clamps has been inserted, and subsequently removed.
At the (S) service end the floor was originally of lodged joists aligned N-S,
but later removed, with a lightweight ceiling above, C20. Two opposite hall
windows are identifiable, both tall and narrow with 3 diamond mullions. Of the
W window the sill and upper parts of the mullions remain in situ, interrupted
below by an inserted window. Of the E window, only the diamond mortices and
shutter rebate remain, with an inserted C18 window of 2 fixed lights and one
wrought iron casement. The chimney stack is basically C17, with a blocked
aperture for a bread oven to the S, later demolished,and substantial C20
repairs to the N. One small C18 wrought iron casement in N wall. Edge-halved
and bridled scarf in E wallplate. Original wattle and daub in partition at
S end of hall. Other medieval features end of hall. Other medieval features
believed to be present, but covered by C20 features and debris when examined in
March 1983.

Listing NGR: TL5330411125

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Source: English Heritage

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