Description: The Old Forge
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 289398
OS Grid Reference: TQ2892053493
OS Grid Coordinates: 528920, 153493
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2660, -0.1535
The Old Forge
TQ 2853 NE 2/103 19.10.51.
TQ 2853 SE 3/103
The northern bay of this house is the remains of a late mediaeval house of greater
extent, being a gabled cross-wing, timber framed and with later brick filling.
1st floor oversailing on exposed joists with curved brackets. Tile hung gable
end. Ground floor window incorporates old brackets in the heads. There are 2
service doors in the inner wall. 2-storey, 3-window south extension in keeping;
and later left rear extensions. High pitched tiled roofs. In early C20 the house
was occupied by Seymour Hicks and Ellaline Terriss when they were playing in "Quality
Street" by J M Barrie. The street, formerly part of the High Street, was then
named after the play.
Listing NGR: TQ2892353501
Source: English Heritage
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