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The Old Forge, Preston

Description: The Old Forge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162877

OS Grid Reference: TL1793024752
OS Grid Coordinates: 517930, 224752
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9088, -0.2870

Location: Church Lane, Preston, Hertfordshire SG4 7TR

Locality: Preston
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7TR

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Listing Text

(south side)

8/85 The Old Forge


House, forge and baker's shop, now a private house. Early C18, SW wing
and formerly separate E wing a few years later, brick casing, E bay, and
linking building early C19, the E bay heightened in later C19 and E wing
cased in brick. Timber frame house and SW wing, sandy red brick casings
and E bay, dark weatherboarding to N end of E wing. Red tile roofs. A
2-storeys, 4 windows long house facing N with single-storey long wing at
E linked to house by a lower recessed building with one window. Main
part has its 1st floor window at lower level and a large C20 mullioned
bay window to ground floor. It shows signs of being heightened to be
roofed uniform with the main range which has smaller windows in the
middle with 2-lights, and 3-lights windows on each floor on each side.
Flush Yorkshire sliding casement windows. Former central door now the
2-lights lower window. Originally a 2-bays framed structure with large E
gable chimney and stair beside it to rear. Entry was into the heated
room which has exposed axial beam and joists. The W bay has a crossbeam
supporting the exposed joists and small internal gable chimney added
later. Gabled single-bay 16 storeys SW rear wing has lower floor levels
and was presumably a service room. E wing has unjowled posts and
inclined queen-posts to roof trusses.

Listing NGR: TL1793024752

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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