Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1123930

Date first listed: 26-Apr-1984

Statutory Address: ELM COTTAGE


Ordnance survey map of ELM COTTAGE
© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1123930 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 11-Dec-2018 at 19:58:33.


Statutory Address: ELM COTTAGE

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

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest (District Authority)

Parish: High Laver

National Grid Reference: TL 53306 10720


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


TL 5331 1072 HIGH LAVER Elm Cottage 3/103 II

House, late C16, extended in C19 and C20. Timber framed, partly infilled with brick, partly plastered, roof thatched. 4 bays aligned approx. N-S, aspect E, with chimney stack in second bay from N, facing S against E wall. Brick extension to S, with chimney stack in NE corner, C19. Extension to W from N end, C20, forming an L-plan. Small extension to N and covered way along rest of N elevation, C20. Conservatory in SW angle, C20. Single storey with attics. E elevation, painted brickwork at each end, exposed timber framing with brick infill between. 2 casement windows, 3 double-hung sash windows, all C20. 3 eyebrow dormers with horizontally sliding sash windows of 8 lights, late C19. Roof hipped at both ends. Some framing exposed internally. Arched braces rising from corner posts to tiebeams and wallplates, trenched inside studs. Framing of upper part of original S end, weathered, exposed inside C19 extension, with mortices for 4 diamond mullions between tiebeams and collar, off centre. Similar mortices for equivalent unglazed window at N end, also off centre. Lodged longitudinal joists unchamfered, in S bay. Transverse beam immediately S of main chimney stack, and joists of vertical section, both plain chamfered with lamb's tongue stops. In hearth blocked aperture for bread oven outside E wall, demolished. Straight joint through building immediately N of chimney stack, indicating a phased building programme, both parts late C16. Roof of clasped purlin construction with curved wind-bracing, not smoke- blackened. This house was built in the late C16, much on the medieval pattern but with an original chimney stack. The 'hall' may have been open originally, for the floor in this section seems slightly later in date than the remainder; if inserted, it would have been within a decade or two of 1600. The ends were storeyed from the outset. In the early C19 this house was divided into 2 tenements at the hall/parlour partition, and extended to the S with an extra chimney stack. There is a C19 cast iron grate at the upper level. In the early C20 the lower part of the original S end was removed, the remainder supported by an RSJ, to convert 2 small rooms into one large one.

Listing NGR: TL5330610720


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 118080

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing