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Collins Cross Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Matching, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7856 / 51°47'8"N

Longitude: 0.2011 / 0°12'4"E

OS Eastings: 551920

OS Northings: 211956

OS Grid: TL519119

Mapcode National: GBR MFY.3MS

Mapcode Global: VHHM8.FCPZ

Plus Code: 9F32Q6P2+7C

Entry Name: Collins Cross Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 November 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166206

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118149

Location: Matching, Epping Forest, Essex, CM17

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

Civil Parish: Matching

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Matching

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Collins Cross Farmhouse
12.11.80 II

Hall house, c.1500, altered in C17 and C20. Timber framed, plastered,roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned approx. N-S with storeyed
parlour/solar end to N and storeyed service end to S. Inserted axial chimney
stack in S bay of hall, c.1600. External chimney at N end. External chimney
stack at S end with large bread oven to SW of it, with gabled roof. Lean-to
extension to W of hall and parlour, with lean"-to porch in SW angle. Single
storey with attic at S end, remainder of 2 storeys. Frame partly exposed
internally. Jowled wallposts, curved bracing trenched to outside of studs.
Central tiebeam of hall removed, exposing lap dovetail tying joints with entrant
shoulders. Original joists of parlour/solar end arranged longitudinally, raised
approx. 18 cm at N end. Floor at service end wholly rebuilt in C20, but with
mortices for soffit tenons visible, showing that originally it was similar to
that of N end. Floor inserted in hall c.1600. Roof of service end of clasped
purlin construction, with massive curved wind braces. Walls of hall and parlour
solar end raised by approx. 1 metre in C17, and roof rebuilt, clasped purlin
construction. Evidence of large hall window on W side. Studs of partition
between hall and parlour fully exposed, with 3 tenons and mortices to support
former fixed bench on S side. Bread oven of elliptical plan, larger than usual
domestic size, complete except for door, C18.

Listing NGR: TL5192011956

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