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May Trees Post Office, Matching

Description: May Trees Post Office

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118180

OS Grid Reference: TL5365811189
OS Grid Coordinates: 553658, 211189
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7783, 0.2260

Location: Potash Road, Matching, Essex CM17 0PP

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

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Listing Text

May Trees and
3/74 Post Office


House, late C17, altered in C18 and C20, partly converted to a shop and Post
Office. Timber framed, front elevation faced with red bricks, Flemish bond,
remainder plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays aligned NW-SE
with central staircase hall, internal chimney stack at SE gable. Lean-to
extension to rear, C18, and further lean-to extension beyond that, C20. Single
storey extension to NW, built as a shop, C20, which now includes the NW ground
floor room of the house. Flat-roofed conservatory to SE. 2 storeys. Central
door with tiled gabled porch, casement window to each side, 3 casement windows
on first floor, all C20. Framing of original rear wall partly exposed
internally. Axial chamfered beam with lamb's tongue stops in SE bay, joists
plastered to soffits. Hearth in this room of semi-circular shape
internally, of red bricks and lime mortar. There was an equivalent chimney
stack at the NW gable, but this was removed when the room was converted to a
shop. Originally this house was of one storey with attics. In the C18 the
walls were raised by approx. 1.5 metres and the clasped purlin roof rebuilt re-
using the original timbers, and largely in the original form. The top of the E
corner post is visible a little above floor level, and the original wall plates
are perceptible through the interior plaster.

Listing NGR: TL5365811189

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Source: English Heritage

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