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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
Entry Name: Start Farmhouse
Listing Date: 26 April 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1165865
English Heritage Legacy ID: 118118
Location: Magdalen Laver, Epping Forest, Essex, CM5
District: Epping Forest
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
TL 525 082 MAGDALEN LAVER
5/23 Start Farmhouse
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
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