Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1123926

Date first listed: 26-Apr-1984

Statutory Address: MOAT HOUSE


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Statutory Address: MOAT HOUSE

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

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest (District Authority)

Parish: Matching

National Grid Reference: TL 53659 11276


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Hall house, probably a manor house, c.1500, altered in C16 and C20. Timber framed, ground floor walls faced with red brickwork, Flemish bond, upper walls plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned approx. NW- SE, with 3-bay parlour/solar crosswing to SE, jettied to SW. Axial chimney stack NW of middle of hall, late C16. External chimney stack on SE wall of crosswing, English bond, with 2 bee boles under Tudor arched heads, late C16. Single storey lean-to extensions to NE with roofs of corrugated asbestos, C20. Bay window at E corner, C20. Hall block single storey with attics, crosswing 2 storeys. Bay window, tiled gabled porch, casement window, all C20. Gabled dormer with C20 casement window, C20 casement window above jetty. Some framing exposed internally. Walls close-studded. Original partition between NE and middle bay of crosswing from ground to roof, close-studded. Both roofs of crownpost construction, original hip at NE end of crosswing open to rafters. Side braces of crownpost at NW end of hall, and inserted studding, indicate that originally there was a third bay beyond, and service end, now missing. Floor of crosswing has binding beam with double ogee moulding, plain joists of horizontal section. Inserted floor in hall has transverse beam with double ogee moulding, axial beam probably similar originally but mutilated as the result of fire damage. Common joists, where visible, are of square section with hollow chamfers. Apart from fire damage, limited to one lower bay of hall, this house retains an unusual number of original features of high quality. Moated site. RCHM 9.

Listing NGR: TL5365911276


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Legacy System number: 118178

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