Description: Old Forge Cottage
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
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TM 06 NW GT ASHFIELD LONG THURLOW
3/51 Old Forge Cottage
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
Source: English Heritage
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