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Forge Cottage, Birstall

Description: Forge Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 189503

OS Grid Reference: SK5954208824
OS Grid Coordinates: 459542, 308824
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6739, -1.1208

Locality: Birstall
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE4 4DN

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Listing Text


SK 50 NE CHURCH HILL (South Side)

5/39 No. 1 (Forge Cottage)



Cottage, probably early C16. Timber framed, now with brick infill, thatched
roof. l½ storeys and 6 bays of large timbered panels, with sill on a high rubble
plinth. The central 3 bays have no middle rail, suggesting a possible former
open hall. Some arch braces. 2 bays to the right which are of less width and
1 to left have a middle rail. The doorway is in the 3rd bay from the right,
with a stack behind it. In each of the other bays, a 2-light casement window
with cambered brick head. In the right hand bay, the plinth is interrupted
suggesting a former doorway. 3 catslide dormers above. In the gable wall, the
framing is in square panels with arch braces, and in the gable itself, 2 inclined
struts above the tie beam, one each side of a small window.

Listing NGR: SK5954208824

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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