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Red Tile Cottages, Matching

Description: Red Tile Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 June 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 118191

OS Grid Reference: TL5160612515
OS Grid Coordinates: 551606, 212515
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7908, 0.1968

Location: High Lane, Matching, Essex CM17 0QX

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

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Listing Text

Red Tile Cottages
3/31 (formerly listed as Nos 1 to 4
5.6.78 (Consec) (Red Tile Cottages))


Lobby-entrance house,c.1600, extended in C17 and C19. Timber-framed, plastered,
roofed with machine-made red clay tiles. Originally of 3 bays aligned approx.
N-S with axial chimney stack in middle bay, forming a lobby entrance. Axial
chimney stack at S end, C19. One-bay extension to S, C17, with axial chimney
stack at S end, C19. Extensions to N, S and W, forming a block of cottages,
C19. 2 storeys. E elevation, 4 plain boarded doors, 12 C20 metal casement
windows on ground floor, 5 more on first floor. Some framing exposed
internally. In original building, axial and transverse beams plain chamfered
with step stops, joists of deep section unchamfered. In C17 S extension, axial
beam with lamb's tongue stops, thinner joists of vertical section unchamfered.
Jowled posts, with arched braces to tiebeams. Tiebeam between N and middle bay
of original building removed, replaced by iron tie rod. Arched braces from posts
to wallplates inside studs, apparently not trenched. Clasped purlin roof, curved
wind bracing. Some original hardwood floorboards, rebated, covered by softwood
boards. This building is depicted in elevation in the Walker map of 1609 (Essex
Record Office D/DU 25), with a double chimney stack immediately S of centre, and
4 windows at each floor. It then formed part of the manor of Housham Hall (to
which it continued to belong until c.1975) and was held by Edward Gemminges with
72 acres, called Newlandes alias Newmans. The other farm buildings depicted - 2
barns, a carthouse and a stable - have gone. RCHM 17.

Listing NGR: TL5160612515

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Source: English Heritage

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