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Elm Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Matching, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7721 / 51°46'19"N

Longitude: 0.1646 / 0°9'52"E

OS Eastings: 549445

OS Northings: 210371

OS Grid: TL494103

Mapcode National: GBR MFX.SHY

Mapcode Global: VHHM7.SQWD

Plus Code: 9F32Q5C7+RR

Entry Name: Elm Cottage

Listing Date: 26 April 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123919

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118156

Location: Matching, Epping Forest, Essex, CM17

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Matching

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Harlow St Mary and St Hugh with St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Elm Cottage

- II

Part of a C16 house, extended in C20. Timber framed, mostly weatherboarded,
part plastered, roof thatched. 2 bays aligned E-W with internal chimney stack
at W gable. Single storey flat-roofed extension to W, large extension to SE
with link between. Door and all windows C20. Framing exposed internally.
Jowled posts at corners. Heavy tension bracing to E corner posts, halved inside
studs. Original partition between bays of heavy studs at ground floor level,
but apparently no original partition above. No central tiebeam, arch-braced
collar truss. Original floor of square-section common joists arranged axially
in E bay, similar floor in W bay but apparently inserted after original
construction, some original floorboards in both bays. The binding joist at
the W end is chamfered and stopped on both sides, indicating that there has
been a third bay to the W of the existing building. This curious building does
not correspond with known types. The framing is heavy and of high quality,
better than would be expected in a cottage, but the accommodation, even with
a third bay, was always small.

Listing NGR: TL4944510371

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