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Moat House, Matching

Description: Moat House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118178

OS Grid Reference: TL5365911276
OS Grid Coordinates: 553659, 211276
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7791, 0.2260

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

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

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Listing Text

Moat House


Hall house, probably a manor house, c.1500, altered in C16 and C20. Timber
framed, ground floor walls faced with red brickwork, Flemish bond, upper walls
plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned approx. NW-
SE, with 3-bay parlour/solar crosswing to SE, jettied to SW. Axial chimney
stack NW of middle of hall, late C16. External chimney stack on SE wall of
crosswing, English bond, with 2 bee boles under Tudor arched heads, late C16.
Single storey lean-to extensions to NE with roofs of corrugated asbestos, C20.
Bay window at E corner, C20. Hall block single storey with attics, crosswing 2
storeys. Bay window, tiled gabled porch, casement window, all C20. Gabled
dormer with C20 casement window, C20 casement window above jetty. Some framing
exposed internally. Walls close-studded. Original partition between NE and
middle bay of crosswing from ground to roof, close-studded. Both roofs of
crownpost construction, original hip at NE end of crosswing open to rafters.
Side braces of crownpost at NW end of hall, and inserted studding, indicate that
originally there was a third bay beyond, and service end, now missing. Floor of
crosswing has binding beam with double ogee moulding, plain joists of horizontal
section. Inserted floor in hall has transverse beam with double ogee moulding,
axial beam probably similar originally but mutilated as the result of fire
damage. Common joists, where visible, are of square section with hollow
chamfers. Apart from fire damage, limited to one lower bay of hall, this house
retains an unusual number of original features of high quality. Moated site.

Listing NGR: TL5365911276

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Source: English Heritage

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