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Description: The Forge
Date Listed: 11 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 142373
OS Grid Reference: SU6435931930
OS Grid Coordinates: 464359, 131930
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0831, -1.0825
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SU 63 SW ROPLEY CHURCH STREET
3/14 The Forge
House. C15, early C17, C18, and early C19. Red brick walls in Flemish bond
with blue headers, 1st floor band, cambered arches to the ground-floor, and
stepped plinth; a former doorway has been filled and 2 small windows have been
formed (C20) on either side of the entrance. Tile roof, ½-hipped to the rear
wing, catslide at rear, with a hipped slate roof over the narrow west wing.
A late-medieval 2-bay timber-framed hall, with a fireplace attached at one end
early C17) together with 1st floors and a staircase wing, with C18 extensions
(to west end and rear), and a forge at the east end (probably a timber-framed barn
at an earlier stage) with C19 industrial windows, and a narrow early C19 wing
at the west end. The north front : (refacing of the timber-frame) symmetrical
of 2 storeys, 3 windows. Leaded casements. C20 open timber-framed porch with
gabled tile roof, and boarded door. The single-storeyed east wing (former
forge) has 3 windows with narrow vertical panes, and a plain doorway. The
single-storeyed west wing has 2 plain doors and a casement. The rear elevation
has a gable with a tiled front to the staircase block. Interior: the exposed
framing, and other details,indicate the several phases of construction, which
includes a cellar beneath the western (C18) bay.
Listing NGR: SU6435831931
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Source: English Heritage
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