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Old Forge, Barkway

Description: Old Forge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162479

OS Grid Reference: TL3845535595
OS Grid Coordinates: 538455, 235595
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0015, 0.0155

Location: High Street, Barkway, Hertfordshire SG8 8EB

Locality: Barkway
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG8 8EB

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Listing Text

TL 3835 (East side)

9/25 Nos. 53/55
27.5.68 (Old Forge)


House, at one time 2 dwellings and forge. Late C16 extended late C17.
Timber frame, part exposed, rendered. Tiled roof. 3 bay through passage
plan with 1 bay added to right. 2 storeys with a continuously jettied
front. Ground floor: entrance between 2 left bays, plank door in
original depressed 4 centred arched, ovolo moulded surround, flower buds
in spandrels, left bay has an original projecting ovolo moulded mullion
and transom oriel window, 8 lights with 1 light returns. To right of
entrance are a 2 light small pane casement with hood board, a 12 pane
horizontal sliding sash and a C19 8 light mullion and transom oriel
window to former forge to far right. Jetty with curved braces to main
bearers, bull nosed with joists. First floor exposed close studding,
four 24 pane flush frame horizontal sliding sashes, sprocket eaves.
Exposed plates and purlins to left end, small casements to right end.
Catslide roof over red brick faced lean-to outshut to rear right with a
rebuilt stack to rear right where original block meets early additions.
To rear of left or parlour bay is an original, large external stack with
tiled offsets, rendered rebuilt cap. Behind this a C19 weatherboarded,
slate roofed 1 storey outshut. To rear centre a 1 storey C20 lean-to, 2
light casements above. Interior: ground floor, parlour has some C17
panelling, original 3 light ovolo moulded window frames with diagonal
mullions flanking oriel, inglenook partly rebuilt. Stop chamfered
bearers and joists, jowled posts. First floor: above parlour more C17
panelling and a re-used C15 ovolo moulded bearer with foliate stops.
Curved passing tension braces, jowled posts. Curved windbraces to
clasped purlin roof. The house originally had gables to the front over
each of its 4 bays. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3845535595

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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