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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1111377



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Matching

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Apr-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 118188

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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

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National Grid Reference: TL 51530 11238


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