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The Old Forge, Kingham

Description: The Old Forge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 254046

OS Grid Reference: SP2603424162
OS Grid Coordinates: 426034, 224162
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9154, -1.6229

Location: The Green, Kingham, Oxfordshire OX7 6YD

Locality: Kingham
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 6YD

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Listing Text

SP22SE (West side)
7/149 The Old Forge


Cottage. C14 or C15, remodelled C17 with later additions and alterations.
Roughly coursed limestone and marlstone rubble; straw thatch roof, hipped to
left. Left end is earliest part, formerly on different axis and gable-fronted;
alignment altered and extended by 2 sections to right in C17. One storey and
attic. Centre part has 2 eyebrow eaves dormers with C20 leaded casements;
half-glazed door to right and small leaded casement with concrete lintel to
left. Earliest part to left (straight joint) has C20 half-glazed door with small
window to right. Right part has 3-light late C18 or early C19 leaded casement
with wood lintel. Rendered ridge stack at junction between centre and right
parts. Rear has 2 leaded casements to left, C19 casement to right of stack and
narrow leaded casement to far right. Infilled opening below stack probably
associated with former bread oven. Interior. Right ground-floor room has
inglenook fireplace with chamfered wood lintel and arch to bread oven. 3
chamfered cross beams, centre with stepped ogee stops and block for wall posts
below at each end, including one above lintel and chamfered wall-plate to right
end. Chamfered cross beam in room to left of stack. Attic has principal rafters
with single butt-purlin and thatching spars visible to right room. Truss of
original building visible in roof space to left. Curved principal rafters
resting on later tie beam (possibly a cruck truss, truncated when first floor
and tie beam inserted) with slots for former collar, lower butt-purlin and upper
trenched purlin. Thatching spars and thatch of a secondary roof visible but any
evidence of original smoke blackening removed by recent cleaning and

Listing NGR: SP2603424162

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Source: English Heritage

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