Matching Green

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Matching Green
'The Chequers' public house, Matching Green, Essex - - 172069.jpg
The Chequers public house
Grid reference: TL535110
Location: 51°46’37"N, 0°13’30"E
Population: 636  (<est.)
Post town: Harlow
Postcode: CM17
Dialling code: 01279
Local Government
Council: Epping Forest
Brentwood and Ongar

Matching Green is a village in Essex, within the wider civil parish of Matching, of which it is the largest village. Matching Green to the south-east of Matching itself, and three miles east of Harlow, or four and half miles north-west of Chipping Ongar or four mlies south-east of Sawbridgeworth.

Cricket on the village green cricket

Matching Green has one of the largest village greens in Essex. The green is almost triangular in shape, covers 13.8 acres, contains the local cricket field, and is edged by mainly detached cottages and houses dating from the 14th to 19th century, twenty-eight of which are listed buildings. The village public house is The Chequers at the western edge of the green.

The site of the former RAF Matching lies to the east of village.

The Moat House

This timber framed early Tudor period building clad with red brick Flemish bond later brickwork to the lower floor and plaster to the upper floor is in Matching Green; it enjoys the same architectural status as the above listed buildings.[1]

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  1. Moat House Grade II* listing with hand-made red brick tiles, external chimney stack, bay window and close-studded walls.National Heritage List 1123926: Matching Green