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A Grade II Listed Building in Matching Green, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7766 / 51°46'35"N

Longitude: 0.2211 / 0°13'15"E

OS Eastings: 553327

OS Northings: 210991

OS Grid: TL533109

Mapcode National: GBR MFZ.GQZ

Mapcode Global: VHHM8.SL7X

Plus Code: 9F32Q6GC+JC

Entry Name: Lascelles

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123923

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118167

Location: Matching, Epping Forest, Essex, CM17

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Matching

Built-Up Area: Matching Green

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Matching

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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3/ 61 Lascelles

Hall house of 2 builds, C14 and mid-C16, extended in C20. Timber framed,
plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Hall block of 2 bays aligned
approx. N-S, mid-C16, with inserted axial chimney stack in the N bay, late C16.
2 crosswings of 3 bays, jettied at both ends, the N wing of C14 date, the S
of mid-C16 date. External chimney stack on N side of N wing. C20 extension
to W, with entrance on the N side. Hall block of one storey with attics,
crosswings of 2 storeys. E elevation, 4 C20 casement windows on ground floor, 2
more on first floor, 2 gabled dormers of different sizes with C20 casement
windows. Framing partly exposed internally. This unusual building, which
appears externally to be a familiar type of hall house, proves internally to
consist of 2 wholly separate constructions with a straight joint between the
N crosswing and the remainder. (1) The N crosswing has twin doorways with 2-
centred arches in the middle of the S side, the normal position for medieval
service doors, and a blocked main doorway of similar style at the N end of the E
front, an extremely unusual position. The floor structure is considerably
disturbed by reconstruction, with some C20 repair. The roof is of steeper pitch
than the other roofs of the house, of crownpost construction. The 2 middle
crownposts each have 4 arch braces of very wide section. (2) The hall and S
crosswing also have crownpost roofs, but simpler in style and later in date,
with very thin braces, lightly smoke-blackened in the hall. The floor of the
hall is inserted. The N dormer is small, an early insertion, the S dormer much
later. The S wing has an original partition between the W bay and the
remainder. This wing is superficially similar to the N wing, being of similar
length, in 3 bays, jettied front and back, but differs from it in width, roof
pitch and every element of construction. The N wing bears some evidence of
reconstruction, particularly the strange arrangement of doorways. The most
probable explanation is that it was brought from another site at the tide of
the Reformation, and that the twin service doorways were reconstructed on the
opposite side from the original to suit the exigencies of the second site.
The remainder of the building is consistent with new construction at the time
of the Reformation, a chimney stack and floor inserted in the hall a generation
or so later.

Listing NGR: TL5332710991

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