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Forge Cottage, Matching

Description: Forge Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118177

OS Grid Reference: TL5355511279
OS Grid Coordinates: 553555, 211279
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7791, 0.2245

Location: Downhall Road, Matching, Matching Green, Essex CM17 0PR

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

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Listing Text

Forge Cottage


Cottage, C17, altered and extended in C19 and C20. Timber framed with C20
facade of yellow stock bricks. Flemish bond, plastered elsewhere, roof
thatched. 3 bays aligned NE-SW, with original chimney stack in middle bay,
forming a lobby-entrance. C19 brick and thatch extension to rear of SW bay,
forming an L-plan, with lean-to cellar in rear angle, C19. External chimney
stacks at NW and NE, C19/20. Single storey with attics. Plain boarded door
in thatched gabled porch, 2 C20 casement windows, 2 gabled dormers with C20
casement windows. Original large hearth of 23cm. red brickwork facing SE,
reduced for coal fire, forming cupboards to each side, and later blocked.
Inserted hearth in NE upper room. C19 cast-iron grate in C20 chimney in NE
ground floor room. Chamfered beams, with lamb's tongue stops over NE ground
floor room, plastered to soffits of joists. Roof ceiled, but probably of
clasped purlin construction.

Listing NGR: TL5355511279

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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