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Description: Forge Cottage
Forge Cottage and Gate Adjoining to East
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265299
OS Grid Reference: ST0069542493
OS Grid Coordinates: 300695, 142493
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1730, -3.4219
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ST0042 CARHAMPTON CP
15/17 Forge Cottage
(formerly listed as Laurel
Cottage) and gate adjoining to
Cottage. C15, altered C16, enlarged C18. Rendered over rubble, cob in rear wing, thatched roof, large external stack
left gable end, large lateral stack to right of entrance with circular chimney. T-plan: probably open hall house with
low ground floor partitions, now 3-cell and cross passage with smithy adjoining to west and wing at rear. One and a
half storeys, mainly C18-early C19 leaded iron casements, some with quadrant stays, dormer windows rising from eaves
flanking stack, one to right C17 ovolo moulded mullioned window, 2-light window below eaves right, ground floor 3-light
window left of entrance, 2- and 3-light to right of stack, plank door, pentice porch abutting stack, 3 steps up.
Interior not seen, said to contain good chamfered stud and panel screen, renewed base, original central elliptical
headed doorway blocked, 4-panel compartment ceiling with chamfered beams to right of cross passage, 3 pairs of tenoned
jointed cruck trusses. Smithy abutting to right. Early-mid C19. Rendered over rubble, double Roman tiled roof,
decorative ridge tiles, brick stack right gable end. Segmental headed C19 windows flanking entrance, stable type door,
lean-to addition right gable end. Pair of double gates. Mid C20. Wrought-iron swept up to centre, spear head uprights,
ornate design of vine leaves and grapes. A rare example of a smithy still in use. Worked by J Horrobin Esq who is
assumed to have been responsible for the gates. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, September 1980).
Listing NGR: ST0069542493
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