Description: The Forge
Date Listed: 28 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 284439
OS Grid Reference: TL8918967049
OS Grid Coordinates: 589189, 267049
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2690, 0.7713
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TL 86 NE GREAT BARTON THE STREET
1/18 The Forge
House and smithy, now forming one long range. C17 and later. One-and-a-half
storeys to house; the smithy is the same height, but has no upper floor.
Timber-framed; the house faced in black knapped flint with white brick
dressings, the smithy weatherboarded; a small linking section between the 2
has roughcast in panels. Plaintiles to the main roof; slates to a single-
storey lean-to at the east end. pierced and fluted bargeboards. One internal
chimney-stack, and another added at the east end. The house has 2 3-light
casement windows with square leaded panes, pintle hinges, and arched heads to
frames and surrounds. 2 gabled dormers with similar 2-light leaded casement
windows. 6-panelled entrance door with raised fielded panels, the top 2
glazed, within an ornate C20 wrought-iron porch. The smithy has 2 typical
industrial windows, divided into high, narrow, vertical lights, on each side
of a half-glazed door. The linking section has 2 gabled dormers, matching
those to the house. There is little framing to be seen in the house, but the
smithy, which is still working, contains all its original fittings and has an
open side-purlin roof.
Listing NGR: TL8918967049
Source: English Heritage
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