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Start Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Magdalen Laver, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7517 / 51°45'5"N

Longitude: 0.2086 / 0°12'30"E

OS Eastings: 552548

OS Northings: 208192

OS Grid: TL525081

Mapcode National: GBR MGB.5K6

Mapcode Global: VHHMG.K7MJ

Plus Code: 9F32Q625+MC

Entry Name: Start Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 April 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165865

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118118

Location: Magdalen Laver, Epping Forest, Essex, CM5

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Magdalen Laver

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: High Laver with Magdalene Laver and Little Laver

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

5/23 Start Farmhouse

- II

Cottage, c.1500, extended in C18 and C20. Timber framed, plastered with frame
exposed, roof thatched. 2 bays aligned approx. E-W, aspect S, with external
chimney stack, C17, at E end. N extension at E end, C18, forming an L-plan.
Lean-to extension in NW angle, roofed with handmade red clay pantiles.
Weatherboarded shed to SE, roofed with red clay pantiles and Roman tiles.
Single storey with attics. S elevation, plain boarded door, 2 C19 casement
windows, one casement window in swept dormer roofed with red clay Roman tiles,
C20. Roof half-hipped at W end only. Jowled posts. Curved tension bracing in
end wall and arched bracing in side walls, trenched outside studs. Edge-halved
and bridled scarfs in wallplates. Roof of crownpost construction, plastered to
soffits of collars, central crownpost without braces. Originally the E bay was
open to the roof. The W bay may have had a lodged floor, but both the present
floors are C17 insertions, consisting of axial beams chamfered and stopped, with
exposed joists supported on clamps. In N extension unjowled posts, clasped
purlin roof. The walls were weatherboarded until the early C20.

Listing NGR: TL5254808192

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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