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Old Forge Cottage, Great Ashfield

Description: Old Forge Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281154

OS Grid Reference: TM0067468085
OS Grid Coordinates: 600674, 268085
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2743, 0.9400

Location: Long Thurlow Road, Great Ashfield, Suffolk IP31 3HX

Locality: Great Ashfield
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 3HX

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Listing Text


3/51 Old Forge Cottage

-- II

House, early C15 with alterations of C16 and C17. An open hall house with
complex alterations resulting in a plan of 4 cells by early/mid C16. One
storey and attics. Timber-framed and plastered. Thatched roof, hipped at
right hand end. An axial chimney, the shaft rebuilt in C19 red brick. C19
small-pane casements. A C19 boarded door at cross-entry position with C19
porch on slender posts and with trelliswork sides. Two C19 slated raking
dormers with casements. A second C19 entrance door to right of similar form.
Interior: A 2-bay open hall at the centre of the house. The open truss has an
uncambered tiebeam with chamfered archbraces and shafts beneath. Widely-
spaced studding with long arch windbraces and blocked diamond-mullioned
windows at front and rear. Altered coupled-rafter roof. A large mid/late C16
chimney in the upper bay and an inserted 1st floor which leaves the archbraces
of the medieval open truss rising through it. To right of the chimney is a 2-
cell range probably of early/mid C16 with good framing: studding with
prominent arch windbraces. The right hand cell has high quality unchamfered
1st floor joists; but the 1st floor in the left hand cell is clamped with
chamfered joists, and may be a later C16 insertion. The service cell to left
of the hall was rebuilt in early C17.

Listing NGR: TM0067468085

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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