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Roffey Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Matching, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7777 / 51°46'39"N

Longitude: 0.1723 / 0°10'20"E

OS Eastings: 549956

OS Northings: 211018

OS Grid: TL499110

Mapcode National: GBR MFX.GCL

Mapcode Global: VHHM7.XLX1

Plus Code: 9F32Q5HC+3W

Entry Name: Roffey Cottages

Listing Date: 26 April 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166235

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118151

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: Harlow St Mary and St Hugh with St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Nos. 1 and 2 (Roffey
2/33 Cottages)


House, C16 or earlier, altered in C17 and C19, now 2 cottages. Timber framed,
roughcast rendered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays aligned approx.
NE-SW, aspect NW. Chimney stack in second bay from SW, forming a lobby entrance
(door no. 2). External chimney stack on NE end. Lean-to extension to rear, and
single storey extension to rear of SW bay, C19. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 2
plain boarded doors, C19/20, 3 casement windows and 2 fixed lights, C20. Roof
hipped at both ends. Original wallplates immediately above first-floor level,
containing edge halved and bridled scarfs. Middle tiebeam missing, others in
situ. Second set of wall plates and tiebeams approx. 1.5 metres above the
first. Floor in 2 middle bays supported on pegged clamps. Axial beams, plain
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, joists of vertical section unchamfered above
ground and first floor. No wall framing exposed. Originally this house had
eaves only about 2.5 metres high. The fact that the inserted floor in
the 2 middle bays is supported on clamps suggests that it was an open hall. In
the C17 the walls were raised by approx. 1.5 metres and the roof rebuilt, and it
became a lobby-entrance house of 2 full storeys. In the C19 it was divided into
cottages. This appears to be the same house which the RCHM recorded in Harlow
parish (18) with grouped diagonal chimney shafts, but they are no longer

Listing NGR: TL4995611018

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