Gainsborough Cottage

24 Nov 2000
Gainsborough Cottage, Matching, Epping Forest, Essex, CM17 0QS
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TL 51 SW MATCHING MATCHING TYE 3/50 Gainsborough Cottage


2 cottages and ancillary building, C18/19, linked to form C20 house. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. (1) 2 storey-cottage aligned approx. N-S, aspect W, with hipped roof and external chimney stack on E wall near SE corner. C20 rear extension from N end. (2) 2 storey cottage to SE, corner to corner with (1) roof hipped to S, gabled to N with external chimney stack at S end. (3) C20 link unit connecting (I) with single storey ancillary building to NW, extended to N to form car port. W elevation (3), wrought iron gates in car port, 2 C20 casement windows with imitation leading and external hinged shutters, C20 octagonal dovecote with weathervane on ridge.

Link unit glazed. (1) on ground floor, one fixed light, one bay window with casements and tiled roof, one double hung sash window of 4 lights, all C20 and all with imitation leading. Central 6-panel door, C18/19. Interior part only of shell hood, c.1700, over door. Carved wooden putti brackets on scrolled bases attached to jambs, not supporting hood. First floor, 2 late C19 double- hung sash windows of 16 lights, with C20 external hinged shutters. Wooden plaque with inscribed date 1692 attached to wall above door. (2) One early C19 double-hung sash window of 16 lights on each floor. These formerly simple buildings, which comprised 3 tenements in 1843 (Essex Record Office D/CT 236), have been extensively altered by the introduction of antique featuresfrom a house or houses of higher status and earlier date, and by C20 reproductions of features which did not exist here originally. Listed for Group Value

Listing NGR: TL5153011238


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0170 IOE Records taken by David M Betts; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David M Betts. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Betts, David M

Rights Holder: Betts, David M


Clay, Plaster, Tile, Timber, Wrought Iron, Stuart Plaque, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument, Timber Framed Building, Monument (By Form), Timber Framed House, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Gate, Unassigned, Car Park, Transport, Road Transport Site