Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1123927

Date first listed: 26-Apr-1984

Statutory Address: MAY TREES

Statutory Address: POST OFFICE


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Statutory Address: MAY TREES

Statutory Address: POST OFFICE

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 53658 11189


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TL 51 SW MATCHING MATCHING GREEN May Trees and 3/74 Post Office


House, late C17, altered in C18 and C20, partly converted to a shop and Post Office. Timber framed, front elevation faced with red bricks, Flemish bond, remainder plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays aligned NW-SE with central staircase hall, internal chimney stack at SE gable. Lean-to extension to rear, C18, and further lean-to extension beyond that, C20. Single storey extension to NW, built as a shop, C20, which now includes the NW ground floor room of the house. Flat-roofed conservatory to SE. 2 storeys. Central door with tiled gabled porch, casement window to each side, 3 casement windows on first floor, all C20. Framing of original rear wall partly exposed internally. Axial chamfered beam with lamb's tongue stops in SE bay, joists plastered to soffits. Hearth in this room of semi-circular shape internally, of red bricks and lime mortar. There was an equivalent chimney stack at the NW gable, but this was removed when the room was converted to a shop. Originally this house was of one storey with attics. In the C18 the walls were raised by approx. 1.5 metres and the clasped purlin roof rebuilt re- using the original timbers, and largely in the original form. The top of the E corner post is visible a little above floor level, and the original wall plates are perceptible through the interior plaster.

Listing NGR: TL5365811189


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