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MAY TREES POST OFFICE

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.

Name: MAY TREES POST OFFICE

List entry Number: 1123927

Location

MAY TREES
POST OFFICE

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: 118180

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History

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Details

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

GV II

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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National Grid Reference: TL 53658 11189

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