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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: 1337571



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: 22-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Apr-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 118147

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TL 51 SW MATCHING CHURCH GREEN 3/58 Matching Hall 22.2252 (formerly listed as Matching Hall and Dovecote) II* Manor house, C15, altered in C16, C17 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Aligned approx. NW-SE, aspect now SW formerly NE. 2-bay crosswing at NW end, C15, with central chimney stack, C17. 2-bay crosswing at SE end,c.1600. 2-storey hall block between them, c.1600. Chimney stack at junction with SE crosswing, late C16, forming a lobby-entrance to NE. At N corner of NW wing, square service building with pyramidal roof, 2 storeys, C17. Single storey extensions with pitched roofs to NE and SE of it, C20. Second square building with pyramidal roof, 2 storeys, NW of the first, linked to it by a wall, date uncertain. 2 storeys with attics. SW elevation, ground floor, gabled porch, 4 double-hung sash windows. First floor, 3 double-hung sash windows. Facade gable in middle of hall block, with double-hung sash windows in this and the gable of the SE crosswing. Grouped diagonal shafts on axial chimney stack. Some framing exposed internally. Axial beam in SW bay of NW crosswing plain chamfered with step stops. Axial beam in hall block plain chamfered with bar stops. Roof of NW crosswing of crownpost construction, much altered, originally with gablet at SW end, altered to a gable. Crownposts and collar-purlin missing, some original collars present. Roof of SE crosswing of clasped purlin construction with curved wind braces. Roof of hall block of joggled butt purlin construction, with facade gables both sides. Like many medieval houses this has undergone extensive reconstruction in the period of agricultural prosperity and rapid social change in the late C16 and early C17. Originally it had an open hall in the place of the present hall block, with the present NW crosswing forming a parlour and solar.

Listing NGR: TL5253811906

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National Grid Reference: TL 52538 11906


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