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Forge Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Matching Green, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7791 / 51°46'44"N

Longitude: 0.2245 / 0°13'28"E

OS Eastings: 553555

OS Northings: 211279

OS Grid: TL535112

Mapcode National: GBR MFZ.HKP

Mapcode Global: VHHM8.VJ1Z

Plus Code: 9F32Q6HF+JR

Entry Name: Forge Cottage

Listing Date: 26 April 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308924

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118177

ID on this website: 101308924

Location: Matching Green, Epping Forest, Essex, CM17

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

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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Forge Cottage


Cottage, C17, altered and extended in C19 and C20. Timber framed with C20
facade of yellow stock bricks. Flemish bond, plastered elsewhere, roof
thatched. 3 bays aligned NE-SW, with original chimney stack in middle bay,
forming a lobby-entrance. C19 brick and thatch extension to rear of SW bay,
forming an L-plan, with lean-to cellar in rear angle, C19. External chimney
stacks at NW and NE, C19/20. Single storey with attics. Plain boarded door
in thatched gabled porch, 2 C20 casement windows, 2 gabled dormers with C20
casement windows. Original large hearth of 23cm. red brickwork facing SE,
reduced for coal fire, forming cupboards to each side, and later blocked.
Inserted hearth in NE upper room. C19 cast-iron grate in C20 chimney in NE
ground floor room. Chamfered beams, with lamb's tongue stops over NE ground
floor room, plastered to soffits of joists. Roof ceiled, but probably of
clasped purlin construction.

Listing NGR: TL5355511279

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